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SM Adam volume 50/83


[1] Design for walls of the great room, c1768-87, thought to have been executed


Elevation of a two-bay window wall, with pointed arched windows, slightly recessed, and with a band of lozenges beneath, and the walls are ornamented with quatrefoil-shaped fluting, with lozenges enclosing coats of arms beneath the dado, and with rectangular compartments of trophies, and a central pointed arched figurative panel in the central pier, and with a frieze of enclosed masks, and trefoils enclosed within triangles


bar scale of 7/10 inch to 1 foot


Side opposite the Chimney in the large Rom Shrewsbury Castle for Sir William Pulteney (for Sir William Pulteney in the hand of William Adam) (verso) 1 / Shrewsbury Castle / Sections for finishings &c.

Signed and dated

  • 1768-87
    date range: 1768-87

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (545 x 328)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 181
Williams, 2016, p. 73
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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