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image SM Adam volume 22/198

Reference number

SM Adam volume 22/198

Purpose

[80] Alternative design for a chimneypiece for the 1st drawing room (now the yellow drawing room), 1770-71

Aspect

Elevation of a chimneypiece with stiles ornamented with fluting, ram masks, festoons, and drops including calyx, bows, and peltoid shields, with a fluted lining, and a frieze ornamented with urns on pedestals, and medallions containing putti, connected by festoons, as executed

Scale

bar scale of 1 5/8 inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

Mr / Nolekins / Chimney Piece for the 1st Drawing room at Harewood (in the hand of William Adam) / 2d Design (in pencil)

Signed and dated

1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (405 x 292)

Hand

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

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
Harris, 2001, p. 140
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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