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  • image SM Adam volume 4/36

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SM Adam volume 4/36


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


Rough plan and elevation with a two-and-a-half storey, one-bay central block with an arched undercroft, Venetian window on the first floor, and a broken-bed pediment with acroteria, flanked on either side by a one-storey, one-bay link with a pediment, and two-storey, one-bay pavilion containing an arch. The whole ground floor is rusticated


not to scale

Signed and dated

  • 1769-1770

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (227 x 183)


Robert Adam



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