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SM Adam volume 44/31


[5] Finished drawing for the garden front of a house, c1758-68, unexecuted


Elevation of the garden (back) front of a three-storey house; with a nine-bay central block with a hipped roof and two chimney stacks, with the central three bays slightly recessed and containing a central door on the ground storey, and flanked by three-storey, three-bay bows; and the central block is flanked by two-storey, three-bay links with pitched roofs and central doors on the ground storey; and beyond are two-storey, three-bay pavilions with pitched roofs and central chimney stacks, with the central bay projecting and surmounted by a pediment


bar scale of 1 1/8 inches to 10 feet


Back front of a House for _ Palmer Esqr (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) 2

Signed and dated

  • c1758-68
    date range: c1758-68

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a double ruled border on laid paper (541 x 357)


Adam office hand, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam (underwritten in pencil)


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 56
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 136
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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