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  • image SM Adam volume 41/24

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SM Adam volume 41/24


[4] Record drawing for a new house, c1761-65, unexecuted


Elevation of the principal (east) front of a house with a three-storey, seven-bay central block, with a rusticated basement, a hipped roof, the central three bays projecting, and contain arches, and support a Corinthian portico and a pediment. The central block is flanked by two-storey, five-bay links, with rusticated basements, and colonnades on the upper registers, and two-storey, three-bay pavilions, with rusticated basements, pitched roofs, and bow fronts which are colonnaded on the upper register


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Principal Front of a House For His Grace The Archbishop of York a Brodsworth in Yorkshire. Towards the East and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1761-1765
    datable to c1761-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (603 x 494)


Adam office hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 123
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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