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  • image SM Adam volume 32/109

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/109


[3] Design for a house, c1790, unexecuted


Plan of the principal (first) storey of a house as in Adam volumes 32/107-108, but with no court to front or rear, and no entrance door, and containing reception and domestic rooms


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Principal Story of Lord Barrymores House Piccadilly. Plan of the Bed Chamber Storey (of Lord Barrymores House Piccadilly in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) Lady Barrymore's Dressing Room / Back Drawing Room / Back Stairs / Anti Room / Great Stairs / Front Drawing Room and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1790
    datable to c1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (299 x 485)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison, with title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 32
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 130
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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