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SM Adam volume 42/96


[10] Finished drawing for a second scheme for the house, 1765-74, unexecuted


Elevation of the principal front of a house with a two-and-a-half-storey, five-bay central block, with a hipped roof, and the central three bays slightly projecting, and surmounted by a pediment, with straight stairs leading to a central entrance on the first storey in the form of a Venetian window within a relieving arch, and flanked by urn-filled niches. The central block is flanked by single-storey, arcaded quadrant links, and one-and-a-half-storey, five-bay pavilions, with pitched roofs across the central three bays, and pyamidal roofs across the projecting end bays, with half height windows in the upper register, and with arches in the end bays


bar sale of 7/8 inch to 1 foot


South Front of Fennels Place in Surry belonging to Anthony Chamier Esqr

Signed and dated

  • 1765-1774
    date range: 1765-74

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (523 x 362)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


1 / 4 / 1 / 4




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 125
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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