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  • image SM Adam volume 11/257

Reference number

SM Adam volume 11/257


[3] Alternative finished drawing for a ceiling for the drawing room, 1770, as executed


Plan as Adam volume 13/90, but with small medallions replacing the enclosed rosettes, and without half animals in the flanking panels


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


Cieling of the front Drawing room / at John Parker Esqrhouse in Sackville Street / Mr Parker (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1770

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including verdigris and pink within a single ruled border on laid paper (552 x 465)


Adam office hand, possibly Giuseppe Manocchi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 49
For full literature references see scheme notes.



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