Robert Adam(1728-1792), Architect
Sitter in 2 portraits
After his Grand Tour, Robert Adam set up in London as an architect in 1758 with his younger brothers. For the next thirty years his neo-classical designs, his en-suite planning, and his attention to every detail of interior decoration, were to revolutionise English domestic architecture. Famous buildings by him in or near London include 20 Portman Square (Home House), the Adelphi, Kenwood, Osterley and Syon.
- John Adam (brother)
- Blue plaque, 1-3 Robert Street, Adelphi, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6BN
- Blue plaque, The Adelphi Terrace, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6BJ
- Croome Park, Croome D'Abitot, Worcestershire
- Culzean Castle, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland
- Georgian House, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Hatchlands Park, West Clandon, Surrey
- Kedleston Hall, Derby
- Kenwood, London
- Mistley Towers, Essex
- Nostell Priory, Wakefield
- Osterley Park, Isleworth, Middlesex
- Robert Adam in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Royal Society of Arts, London
- Saltram House, Plymouth
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