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image SM Adam volume 11/9

Reference number

SM Adam volume 11/9

Purpose

[11] Design for a ceiling for the lesser dining parlour (now the drawing room), 1759

Aspect

Plan of a square ceiling with a central figurative medallion framed by a band of husks, a wreath of bay leaves entwined with olive leaves and putti holding swags of ribbons, and four inset octagonal medallions in the corners

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

For Admiral Boscawen / 'C' (in pencil in the hand of A.T. Bolton)

Signed and dated

1759

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (319 x 328)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias or Laurent-Benoit Dewez, with inscription in the hand of William Adam with an addition by A.T. Bolton

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume I, p. 141; Volume II, Index p. 17
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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