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SM Adam volume 40/43


[46] Design for the fishing room and boat house 1769-70, executed


Elevation of a one-and-a-half storey, three-bay pedimented building, with a central door within a relieving arch, flanked by windows surmounted by roundels. The walls are articulated by Doric pilasters, and the pediment surmounted by acroteria


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of the Fishing Room at Kedleston for Lord Scarsdale (in three different hands) and some dimensions given, and rough calculations in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 1769-1770
    date range: 1769-70

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (197 x 267)


Two Adam office hands, possibly Robert Adam and Joseph Bonomi, with for Lord Scarsdale in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
King, 1991, Volume I, pp. 339-41
Musson, 1996, p. 42
Harris, 2006, pp. 24, 26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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