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  • image SM Adam volume 32/49

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/49


[4] Finished drawing for an addition to the house, c1763-65, unexecuted


Elevation of the side of a three-storey house, with a garret in the roof space, showing the main body of the house in section on the right-hand side, in the centre are four projecting bays including a mezzanine level at the end between the first and second storeys, and Adam's addition of another two bays with quoins, and a canted bow as in Adam volume 32/50


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of part of the present House with an Addition proposed to be Added towards the Green park / of Sir Lawrence Dundass Baronet His House in Arlington Street / (1763-5) (in pencil in the hand of Arthur Bolton)

Signed and dated

  • 1763-1765
    datable to 1763-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink and yellow wash on laid paper (581 x 478)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson




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



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