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SM Adam volume 43/30


[6] Finished drawing for the house, 1762, partly executed with alterations


Plan of the bed chamber (second) storey of a three-bay central block, with the roofs of the end bays and links from Adam volumes 43/28-43/29 shown to either side, and the link roofs supporting cisterns, and flanked by three-by -three-bay pavilions


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Bed Chamber Story of Witham House / for William Beckford Esqr (of Witham House / for William Beckford Esqr in the hand of William Adam) / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Store Room / Cistern / Bed Chamber / Dressing Room / Servants Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Cistern / Wardrobe / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Wardrobe / Bed Chamber and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    Robt Adam Architect 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and blue wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (1302 x 515)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, with addition to inscription in the hand of William Adam


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Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 31
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 134
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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