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  • image SM Adam volume 27/72

Reference number

SM Adam volume 27/72


[77] Record drawing for the walls of the Etruscan dressing room, 1775, as executed


Elevation of the north (door) wall, with a central door, with a console architrave ornamented with anthemia, and enclosed anthemia, and the wall is ornamented as Adam volume 14/128, 14/130 and 27/73


bar scale of 3/5 inch to 1 foot

Signed and dated

  • October 1775
    Adelphi Octr 11t 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including cerulean blue and yellow ochre on laid paper (511 x 358)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 25
Stillman, 1966, pp. 76, 81
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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