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SM Adam volume 43/34


[5] Design for an unknown house, 1775, unexecuted


Longitudinal and axial sections through a three-storey house as Adam volumes 43/33 and 43/35-37


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 10 feet


Section from C to D of a house for James Alexander Esqr (for James Alexander Esqr in the hand of William Adam) / Section from A to B

Signed and dated

  • 1775
    datable to 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (602 x 494)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam or Joseph Bonomi, with additions to title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 52
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 135
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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