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SM Adam volume 50/87


[69] Design for a curved recess, and for the walls of the circular dressing room, 1766-9


Section as Adam volume 14/121, but grey washed, and with vines in the paired pilasters rather than drops


bar scale of 9/10 inch to 1 foot


Section of a Chapel for Edwin Lascelles Esqr afterwards Lord Harewood (in the hand of William Adam) (verso) Drawings for Mr Lascelles / Octagonal Dressing Rm? See Vol 14 (120-121) (in pencil in the hand of Sir John Summerson)

Signed and dated

  • 1766-69
    date range: 1766-69

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (588 x 510)


Adam office hand, possibly Giuseppe Manocchi, title inscription in the hand of William Adam, and with pencil annotations in the hand of Sir John Summerson


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
Stillman, 1966, p. 100
Mauchline, 1992, p. 83
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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