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Finished drawing for a ceiling for the drawing room, 1760, as executed (1)

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The drawing room is the central room in the principal apartment, on the principal floor of the central block, on the east front, between the library and the music room, and Adam's design for the room can be partially seen in his section (Adam volume 40/4). There is a colour washed version of this ceiling design, dated 1759, in the Kedleston drawings collection. The central panel of this ceiling design is comparable to the design for the ceiling of the ante room at Syon of a year later.

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