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SM Adam volume 40/54


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


Elevation of the central block (Variant of the central block in Adam volume 40/43), being a three-and-a-half storey, one-bay building, with a rusticated ground floor with a segmental Diocletian window, a balustraded Corinthian Venetian window within a relieving arch above, surmounted by a panel of swags and flanked by giant Corinthian pilasters, and supporting an attic storey with a further Diocletian window and a pyramidal roof


to a scale


Design for Lord Scarsdale at Kiddleston / 61 (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand)

Signed and dated

  • 1769-1770
    date range: 1769-70

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (411 x 267)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription 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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