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Reference number

SM Adam volume 11/229

Purpose

[13] Alternative finished drawing for the ceiling for the hall, 1771, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of a rectangular ceiling with an apse on one side, and beyond is a small square lobby with apsidal ends. The central flat is compartmental, and has a central rosette, enclosed within a fan, and encircled by urns, festoons, and peltoid shields, and is framed by panels of rinceaux, enclosed rosettes, and the outer panels contain military trophies, flaking rectangular compartments containing festoons, cameos, and a segmental panel containing a patera within a fluted fan, a band of cable moulding, and with a border composed of a fan enclosing rosettes. The apse head is ornamented with a patera enclosed within bands of enclosed calyx, hexagons, festoons, and lozenges of calyx, and the lobby is ornamented with a central rosette, accompanied by a cross of calyx, with a lunette to each side containing rinceaux, with a border of enclosed rosettes and festoons, and bands of cable moulding dividing the apse heads, which are ornamented with fans of calyx, and with an annotation of a moulding drawn to a larger scale in the top right-hand corner

Scale

bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design of a Cieling for the Hall at Nostel. The Seat of Sir Rowland Winn Bart.

Signed and dated

1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (601 x 477)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
Sands, 2012, Volume 2, pp. 135-136
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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