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image SM Adam volume 41/38

Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/38


[12] Design for walls for the drawing room, unexecuted, November 1778


Plan and laid out wall elevations. With a two bay window wall, the walls are articulated by Corinthian pilasters and ornamented with girandoles, mirror frames and inset paintings


3/8 inch to 1 foot


Section of Mr Towers Drawing Room / Section of the Drawing room at Weald Hall in Essex / for _ Towers Esqr (in a later hand)

Signed and dated

  • November 1778
    datable to November 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and Indian yellow and verdigris washes on laid paper (723 x 654)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 30
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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