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image SM Adam volume 41/18

Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/18

Purpose

[10] Finished drawing for the great parlour, c1760-63, as executed

Aspect

Plan and laid out wall elevations for a rectangular room, with a two-bay window wall (south wall) with an ornamental pier glass, a wall with a single door opposite (north wall), and in the west wall are two doors flanking a chimneypiece, and on the east wall are two doors flanking a segmental, screened recess containing a sideboard table. The northern doors on the east and west walls are dummy doors

Scale

bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Section of the Great Parlour / at Compton / the Seat of Lord Willoughby de Broke (in the hand of William Adam) and some dimensions given (verso) 3

Signed and dated

date range: 1760-63

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey and Naples yellow washes within a single ruled border on laid paper (546 x 470)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

JW and a garter cartouche surmounted by a fleur-de-lis

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 7
Bearman, 2000, p. 110
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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