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image SM Adam volume 20/12

Reference number

SM Adam volume 20/12

Purpose

[10] Design for pier glass frame for the gallery, 1765, as executed

Aspect

Elevation of a rectangular pier glass frame, ornamented with drops of calyx, strigils, acanthus leaves, rosettes, anthemia, with an apron of acanthus leaves, rosettes, and an anthemion, and surmounted by acanthus leaves, anthemia, rosettes, and an urn enclosed within a wreath, and with pencil-drawn annotations showing a different arrangement around the urn

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design of a Frame for a Glass of 8 feet 8 Ins by 5 feet / for Sir Laurence Dundass Bart / Surbase Moulding

Signed and dated

1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including Naples yellow and sepia on laid paper (373 x 560)

Hand

Adam office hands, possibly William Hamilton or Robert Nasmith

Literature

Harris, 1963, pp. 53, 77
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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