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SM Adam volume 44/54


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


Elevation of a house, with a two-storey central block, with a hipped roof, and with nine bays across the ground storey, the end three bays forming a bow, with a pencil-drawn conical roof, and with a central door flanked by Doric columns, and with seven bays across the first storey, and to the left-hand side of the central block is a single-storey, two bay wing, with a hipped roof, a single-storey, single-bay link, and a single-storey pavilion drawn in pencil, and shown in section


to a scale


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 (541 x 380)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, with addition to 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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