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  • image SM Adam volume 41/20

Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/20


[3] Design for the house, 1760, executed with minor alterations


Plan of the bed-chamber (first) storey of a building as Adam volume 41/19, but with rooms only above the north-east and north-west sides of the domestic wing, and only the roof of the pavilion shown as it is only one storey high


bar scale of 1/11 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Bed Chamber Storey at Compton House the Seat of Lord Willoughby de Broke [at Compton House the Seat of Lord Willoughby de Broke in the hand of William Adam] / Dressg Room / Bed Chamber / Dressing Room / Bed Chamr / Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamr / Hall Continued / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Lady's Dressg Room / Dressg Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Servants Bed Rooms / Servants Bed Rooms / Servants Bed Chamber / Servants Bed Chamber / Store Room / Housekeepers Bed Chamber / Laundry / Roof over the Brewhouse and Bakehouse and dimensions given (verso) 5 / 5

Signed and dated

  • 1760
    datable to 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and grey and pink washes within a single ruled border on laid paper (648 x 496)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, with inscriptions in the hand of Robert Adam, additions to the title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 8
Bearman, 2000, pp. 105, 110
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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