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  • image SM Adam volume 32/53

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/53


[2] Survey plan of the house prior to any alteration by Adam, c1763


Plan of the principal (first) and second storeys of a three-bay wide townhouse. The first floor shows the roof of the entrance lobby from Adam volume 32/52, and contains reception rooms, and a bedchamber and dressing room, and the second storey contains bed chambers


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Principal Story / of Sir Laurence Dundas's House Arlington Street (in the hand of William Adam) / Dressg Room / Bed Chamr / Gallery / Dining Room / Plan of Mezzanine Story / Mezzanine Room / Plan of two pair of Stairs Story / Dressg Room / Bed Chamr / Bed Chamr / Bed Chamr and dimensions given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

  • c1763
    datable to c1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (512 x 365)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


This to be placed Twelfth Fourteenth n red pen) / 13 / Sir Laurence Dundas his house in Arlington Street


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 34
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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