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SM Adam volume 40/47


[11] Finished design for north lodge, 1759, executed


Elevation of a three-bay gatehouse, with a central semicircular-headed wooden doorway, with a pediment containing a cartouche, with three acroteria and a Doric frieze, flanked on either side by giant fluted Doric columns, and lower bays each containing a door, with a frieze of fluting and a pitched roof. In the right-hand corner of the sheet are pencil-drawn ornamental bands, and the drawing is annotated with a detail of a iron work gate in pencil


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Gateway for Lord Scarsdale at Kettlestone 55 / See original Skt Vol 54 (197) but Corinthian (in pencil in a modern curatorial hands) (verso) 1

Signed and dated

  • 1759
    datable to 1759

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (595 x 459)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias or Laurent-Benoît Dewez, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


IV and VDL with a garter cartouche surmounted by a fleur-de-lis


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
Harris, 1987, p. 77
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 338
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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