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  • image SM Adam volume 54/7/120

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SM Adam volume 54/7/120


[6] Alternative preliminary design for the house, 1764, unexecuted


Rough plan of a house as Adam volume 54/7/91, but with th rooms shown in the rear range, and an alternative arrangement of internal rooms to Adam volumes 54/7/91, 54/7/124, 54/1/64 verso and 54/7/99. The rooms in the front range are a close variant of that in Adam volume 7/144


not to scale


Dining Room (underwritten in pencil) / Drawing Room or Ladys Dressg room (underwritten in pencil) / Antichamber / Bed Chamber / Ladys Maids Room / Bed Chamber (in pencil) / Gardrobe / Water Closet / Garden / Passage / Wett Larder (underwritten in pencil) / Dry Larder (underwritten in pencil) / Pantry (underwritten in pencil) / Kitchen (underwritten in pencil) / Scullery (underwritten in pencil) and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1764
    datable to c1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (179 x 252)


Robert Adam


For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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