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  • image SM Adam volume 39/94

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SM Adam volume 39/94


[9] Finished drawing for adding wings, links and an entrance loggia to the house, c1768, unexecuted


Elevation of the side (north) front of the northern pavilion, being a two-storey, seven-bay building, with a pitched roof, a rusticated basement, with a central arched door on the ground floor, flanked by rectangular windows, and three Venetian windows within relieving arches on the first floor, alternating with sculpture-filled niches. The first floor with a Corinthian pilaster at each end, panels containing swags, and the roof is surmounted by figurative sculptures supported by acroteria


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


End Front of Eaton Park one of the Seats of / Earl Grosvenor (in the hand of William Adam)

Signed and dated

  • 1768
    datable to 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (463 x 325)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
King, 1992, Volume II, p. 124
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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