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SM Adam volume 32/50


[3] Finished drawing for an addition to the house, c1763-65, unexecuted


Elevation of the garden front of a three-storey house, with tripartite windows on the ground and first storeys to the right-hand side, surmounted by a Diocletian window, and to the left-hand side is a canted bow, projecting further into the garden than the remains of the elevation. The basement of the bow is rusticated, the first floor has balustraded windows, and the central window is pedimented, and all three are surmounted by relief panels containing enclosed rosettes, and festoons, and with a pitched roof, and balustraded roof line


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of an Addition proposed to be made to Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet His House in Arlington Street / Fronting the Green Park

Signed and dated

  • 1763-1765
    datable to 1763-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (489 x 509)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 34
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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