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  • image SM Adam volume 44/56

Reference number

SM Adam volume 44/56


[6] Design for a additions and alterations to an older house, c1775, unexecuted


Plan of the bedroom (first) storey of a house as Adam volume 44/55, showing the roof above the various bows, and the kitchen wing, leaving an H-shaped arrangement of bedrooms, being seven bays across the principal front, and six bays across the garden front


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


2d. Design (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Elevation of the House toward the Farm Yard / for Isaack Wilkinson Esqr (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) 1 / Number 13 (in brown pen)

Signed and dated

  • c1775
    datable to c1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (353 x 512)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 58
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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