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image SM Adam volume 22/20

Reference number

SM Adam volume 22/20

Purpose

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

Aspect

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 overmantel articulated by terms, and with three compartments containing relieving arches supported by engaged Ionic columns, and containing coats of arms. The overmantel is surmounted by four urns

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Chimney Piece for Lord Digby

Signed and dated

1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (291 x 405)

Hand

Adam office hand

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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