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SM Adam volume 11/232


[1] Record drawing for a ceiling for the hall, 1766, unexecuted


Plan of a tripartite, rectangular ceiling, with the central square compartment containing a rosette within a fan of fluting, and encircled by a band of enclosed acanthus leaves, and a circular frame, and this is flanked by rectangular compartments containing enclosed oval rosettes, encircled by an oval frame of reed and ribbon, and the whole with a border of fret


bar scale of 2/5 inch to 1 foot


Cieling of Hall for Sir Ralph Milbank Esqr

Signed and dated

  • 1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (436 x 341)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Robert Nasmith


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 56
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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