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  • image SM Adam volume 30/93

Reference number

SM Adam volume 30/93


[3] Record drawing for a greenhouse, c1762-92, unexecuted


Elevation of the side front of a single-storey, three-bay greenhouse, as Adam volume 30/92, but the end bays are very narrow, with square-headed windows surmounted by oval oculi instead of glazed arched windows


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


One End of the Green House for Sir Edward Dering Bart (for Sir Edward Dering Bart in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1762-1792
    date range: 1762-92

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (481 x 367)


Adam office hand


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 30
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 225
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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