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SM Adam volume 30/130


[3] Finished drawing for the kitchen offices, 1764


Elevation of the side of a two-storey, seven-bay pavilion, with a hipped roof and two chimney stacks, with a section of a link corridor in front, showing a passage with a lean-to roof, and a room behind with a pitched roof. This perspective shows the kitchen court from the direction of the house


bar scale of 1 2/5 inches to 10 feet


Elevation of the New Designed Offices, Section through the Building that joins the Offices / and the House at the Grange. The Seat of The Right Honorable Lord Henley / Lord High Chancellor of England and some measurements given (verso) 1 / 1 / 1

Signed and dated

  • 1764
    Robt Adam Architect 1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and pink and yellow wash within a single ruled border on laid paper


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


LVH surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 15
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 218
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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