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SM Adam volume 40/4


[62] Finished drawing for the house, 1760


Longitudinal section through the marble hall and adjoining drawing room and state dressing room, showing rooms above and below, and the roof spaces, and with the dome above the saloon behind. The marble hall is five bays across, articulated by Corinthian columns with a central aedicular door flanked by sculpture-filled segmental-headed niches, surmounted by figurative relief panels, an anthemia and strigil frieze, and a coved, compartmental ceiling with a central oculus


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


Section of the New Design from East to West for / Sir Nathaniel Curzon at Kedleston / now Lord Scarsdale (in the hand of William Adam)

Signed and dated

  • 1760
    datable to 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and pink and yellow washes within a single ruled border on laid paper (1261 x 681)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 18
Stillman, 1966, p. 66
Harris, 2001, pp. 37, 58
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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