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image SM Adam volume 11/230

Reference number

SM Adam volume 11/230

Purpose

[15] Record drawing for the ceiling for the hall, 1772, as executed

Aspect

Plan of a compartmental rectangular ceiling, divided by bands of scrolled hearts, with a central circular panel containing a rosette enclosed by a fan of fluting, encircled by lunettes of rosettes within fans, a band of Vitruvian scroll, and peltoid shields. This is framed by compartments of rinceaux, enclosed rosettes, and outer compartments of enclosed rosettes within lozenges, flanking a rectangular compartment 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

Scale

bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Ceiling of the Hall at Nostel / A / A / B / B and some measurements given

Signed and dated

1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (465 x 533)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
Harris, 2001, p. 355
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 219
Sands, 2012, Volume 2. pp. 135, 137
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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