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SM Adam volume 43/87


[9] Design showing the principal front of the house, c1761


Elevation of a three-storey, seven-bay central block, with a hipped roof, the end bays recessed and containing sculpture-filled niches on the first storey, with a rusticated ground storey, and the central five bays have aedicular windows on the first storey. The central three bays are projecting on the ground storey, and contain a window and a central door within relieving arches, and are surmounted by a portico of fluted Spalatro columns, and a pediment supporting three acroteria and figurative sculpture, and with a coat of arms in the tympanum. The central three bays have a frieze of arabesques, and the outer bays have a frieze of bows, festoons, and rosettes. The central block is flanked by two-storey, balustraded bows on the side fronts, with a rusticated ground storey, and aedicular windows in the upper register


bar scale of 1 3/4 inches to 10 feet


Elevation of a House in Town for the Right Honble The Earl of Shelburne Fronting Piccadilly and the / Green Park and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1761
    datable to c1761

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (594 x 514)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam or Agostino Brunias


XD&CB within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 45
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 130
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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