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SM Adam volume 46/15


[6] Finished drawing for the house, 1765, executed with minor alterations


Elevation of the principal front of a four-storey, three-bay terraced house, with a balustraded, pitched roof, with two chimney stacks, with a door in the left-hand end bay on the ground storey, surmounted by a fanlight, flanked by Doric columns supporting a Doric frieze, and a pediment, and with a string course of guilloche between the ground and first storeys


bar scale of 1 3/5 inches to 10 feet


No 6th (in pencil) / Elevation of a House for Andrew Millar Esqr / Fronting to Pall Mall / to be Built (in pencil) and some measurement given

Signed and dated

  • 1765
    Robt Adam Archt 1765 (on a small separate sheet affixed to the drawing)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (173 x 318)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Nasmith or William Hamilton


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 43
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



Exhibition history

Robert Adam's London, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 30 November 2016 - 11 March 2017

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