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SM Adam volume 45/29


[4] Record drawing for domestic offices, c1770-73, unexecuted


Elevation of a one-and-a-half-storey, three-bay, pedimented central block, with the lower register arcaded, and with oculus windows in the upper register, and a clock in the tympanum of the pediment. The central block is flanked by one-and-a-half-storey, one-bay links, and one-and-a-half-storey, three-bay pavilions, with pyramidal roofs, one of which is surmounted by a lantern, and the central door is set within a relieving arch, and surmounted by a lunette window, and with feint pencil-drawn annotations


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


Offices for John Stewart Esqr at Mitcham Surry (in the hand of William Adam)

Signed and dated

  • c1770-73
    date range: c1770-73

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (559 x 406)


Adam office hand, with additions to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
King, 1992, Volume I, p. 386, Volume II, p. 223
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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