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  • image SM Adam volume 45/4

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SM Adam volume 45/4


[4] Design showing a plan for the bedchamber (first) storey for the house, 1773, unexecuted


Plan of the bedchamber (first) storey of a house, as Adam volume 45/3, but with three windows on the central projection on the principal front, flanked by recesses bays without windows, and the recessed bays on the garden front contain blind tripartite windows. This storey contains bedrooms


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


Bed Chamber Story of a house for Sir James Campbell of Ardinglass (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) No 1 (in red pen) / [cropped] Campbell / of Ardinglass

Signed and dated

  • 1773
    datable to 1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (508 x 364)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 2
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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