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image SM Adam volume 20/157

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SM Adam volume 20/157


[6] Preliminary design for a mirror frame, 1775


Elevation of a tripartite mirror frame, articulated by tapering pilasters ornamented with drops of calyx, surmounted by enclosed patera, and turned legs, with a base rail ornamented with enclosed rosettes, and the top rail of the outer compartments is ornamented with enclosed anthemia, and surmounted by rinceau, and half putti supporting the central portion of the mirror, which has a top rail ornamented with laurel leaves, and surmounted by winged sphinxes, flanking a medallion, and supporting an urn


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 1 foot


Glass frame for Hutchinson Mure Esqr / (and in pencil) each plate 30£ more than / the plate is the Memorandum

Signed and dated

  • 1775
    datable to 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (292 x 408)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 15
Harris, 1963, Index p. 50
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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