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SM Adam volume 43/43


[3] Finished drawing showing an elevation of the garden (south) front, c1768-70, as executed


Elevation of the garden (south) front of a three-storey, seventeen-bay crenellated house, with the central three and end two bays slightly projecting, and surmounted by an additional storey and pitched roofs, and with a central entrance on the principal storey


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


South Front of Mellerstain House. / for the Honble George Baillie of Jerviswood (in the hand of William Adam junior) and some measurements given (verso) 2

Signed and dated

  • c1768-70
    datable to c1768-70

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (602 x 381)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonom, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 22
For a full list of literature reference see scheme notes.



Exhibition history

Robert Adam's Castles, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 16 June - 16 September 2000

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