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image SM Adam volume 11/148

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SM Adam volume 11/148


[63] Alternative finished drawing for the ceiling for the circular dressing room, 1767


Plan of a circular, domed ceiling, arranged in a radial pattern around a central mask enclosed by a fan, encircled by segmental patera, a band of Vitruvian scroll, medallions, half putti, and rinceaux, a band of cable moulding, and paired figures standing on pedestals between the semi-domes of eight curved recesses which are ornamented with urns on pedestals, half figures, and rinceaux


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


[Cielin]g for the Gentleman's Dressing Room in the Principal Apartment of Harewood House proposed to be Painted in the Style of the Ancients (verso) 148

Signed and dated

  • 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and coloured washes on laid paper (570 x 508)


Adam office hand, probably Giuseppe Manocchi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
Hussey, 1956, p. 62
Stillman, 1966, p. 100
Mauchline, 1992, p. 83
Harris, 2001, p. 152-154
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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