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image SM Adam volume 40/18

Reference number

SM Adam volume 40/18

Purpose

[134] Preliminary design for the layout of the painted breakfasting parlour, with pencil annotations showing the arrangement of the ceiling, 1768, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of a circular room with four semicircular alcoves alternating with rectangular recesses, a door, and a window. With rough pencil annotations showing a design for the ceiling with a central rosette encircled by swags, arabesques, urns, figures, and with a roundel, arabesques, anthemia and urns in the semi-dome of the alcoves, and with a rough pencil design for the frieze on the right-hand side of the sheet

Scale

bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of Saloon for Kiddleston for Lord Scarsdale (incorrectly inscribed in the hand of William Adam) / 25 Diamr / Saloon (in pencil) and some measurements given in pen and pencil (verso) 1

Signed and dated

datable to 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash on laid paper (724 x 656)

Hand

Adam office hand, with pencil annotations by Robert Adam, and with title inscription (incorrect) in the hand of William Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 18
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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