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SM Adam volume 27/35


[1] Design for the hall, 1761, executed with alterations


Plan and laid out wall elevation of a two-storey, three-bay, rectangular room with an apsidal end, with an arched door at the centre of the three flat walls, and a chimneypiece with volute stiles and military trophy overmantel in the apse. The walls are ornamented with medallions, busts, festoons, aedicular rectangular panels, figurative sculpture, military trophies, a Doric frieze, and octagonal coffering in the semi-dome of the apse


to a scale


Sion / See Vol 34/3 (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand) and some measurements given (verso) Northumberland / 6 Pieces / pavement / ornament of the hall from No 8

Signed and dated

  • 1761
    datable to 1761

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (859 x 491)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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