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image SM Adam volume 22/20

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SM Adam volume 22/20


[6] Finished drawing for variant designs for a chimneypiece, 1760, unexecuted


Elevation of a chimneypiece with term stiles, a segmental-arched lining supported by engaged Ionic columns, and with military trophies in the spandrels, with a frieze of acanthus leaves, fluting containing calyx, a central tablet ornamented with a patera, rosettes and festoons, and with rosettes in the capitals. There is also a large tripartite Jacobean-style overmantel articulated by terms, and with three compartments containing relieving arches supported by engaged Ionic columns, and containing coats of arms on strapwork backgrounds. The overmantel is surmounted by four urns


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Chimney Piece for Lord Digby

Signed and dated

  • 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (291 x 405)


Adam office hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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