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SM Adam volume 29/113


[7] Finished drawing for the house, N.D. unexecuted


Elevation of a one-storey, seven-bay greenhouse, with a pitched roof, and a central arched window surmounted by a broken-base pediment, and flanked by rectangular windows, and a door in each of the end bays. Below is the elevation of one-storey, six-bay domestic offices, with a pitched roof, and with two doors and four windows behind a Doric colonnade


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Green House / Front of the Offices / for Lord Frederick Campell at Petersham (in the hand of William Adam) for Lord Frederick Campbell's house at Petersham (in pencil) (verso) 9 / this to be placed Seventy Fourth (in red pen) / 24 (in pencil) / Lord Frederick Campbell at Petersham

Signed and dated

  • N.D. These drawings might have been made at any time between Adam and Campbell's acquaintance in the early 1760s and Adam's death in 1792.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a double ruled border on laid paper (281 x 454)


Adam office. Additions to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


LVG surmounted by cartouche surmounted by fleur de lis


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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