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SM Adam volume 10/158


[48] Preliminary design for the fishing room and boat house, 1769-70, executed


Rough elevation with a two-and-a-half storey, one-bay central block with a broken-bed pediment, a Venetian window on the first floor, and rusticated relieving arch over the ground floor window, flanked in either side by a one-storey, one-bay link containing a window, and a one-storey, one-bay rusticated pavilion with broken-bed pediments and arched entrance


not to scale

Signed and dated

  • 1769-1770
    date range: 1769-70

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (605 x 511)


Robert Adam



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