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  • image SM Adam volume 35/100

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SM Adam volume 35/100


[5] Design for the attic storey of a house, possibly executed, c1786


Plan of the attic storey of a three-bay building, containing bedrooms and closets. There is a small staircase, which leads to the second storey, and there is a light well, comprised of a conical oculus, for the principal staircase below. To the rear of the building, there is the footprint of the four-bay building beyond


bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet


Plan of Lord Delavals House Conduit St (underwritten in pencil) / Plan of the three pair Story / Bed room / Closet / Area / Closet / Passage / Serv.ts Bedroom / Do[_ _ _] room / Bed Chamber / (and in pencil) all the Walls should [_ _] Red are [_ _ _] all those [_ _ _ _] (cropped) and tinted (?) Black [_ _ _] Walls & Partitions

Signed and dated

  • c1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash on laid paper (237 x 456)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison


(cropped) [R]ear Plans to 17 with the Book / No 17




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 36
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 423
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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