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image SM Adam volume 11/227

Reference number

SM Adam volume 11/227

Purpose

[5] Record drawing for a ceiling for the saloon, 1767, as executed

Aspect

Plan of a rectangular, coved ceiling, with a tripartite central flat, divided by borders of anthemia and rinceaux; with a central square compartment containing a medallion, encircled by enclosed anthemia, lunettes and fans; and the square is flanked by bordering rectangular compartments containing lunettes of paterae, and lozenges of calyx; and the central flat has an outer border of Vitruvian scroll with foliage. The cove is ornamented with medallions, and lunettes containing enclosed anthemia

Scale

bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Cieling for the Saloon at Nostel and some measurements given

Signed and dated

1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including pink and verdigris on laid paper (583 x 422)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Giuseppe Sacco, William Hamilton or J.P. Laurent

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
Harris, 2001, p. 355
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 219
Knox and Raikes, 2008, p. 24
Sands, 2012, Volume 2, pp. 105, 109
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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