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SM Adam volume 46/176


[13] Design showing a plan for the ground storey, 1773, unexecuted


Plan of the ground storey of a cottage set within a yard, with a five-bay principal front, with a central entrance, and the central three bays are recessed, and behind a tetrastyle portico, and there is a central three-bay bow on the garden front, with a circular room behind


bar scale of 2 1/4 inches to 10 feet

Signed and dated

  • 04/02/1773
    Feby 4th 1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (502 x 502)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 257
For a full list of literature references see scheme note



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