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  • image SM Adam volume 41/17

Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/17


[6] Design and a view for the house, 1760, executed with minor alterations


Elevation as Adam volume 41/16, but the pediment over each wing contains an oculus and has a central stack and two acroteria, set within a landscape, and without any pencil annotations


1/10 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of the East Front of Compton House in Warwickshire / One of the Seats of the Right Honble The Lord Willoughby de Broke and rough calculations in pencil

Signed and dated

  • September 1760
    Robt Adam Compton 2d Septr 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (425 x 252)


Robert 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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