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SM Adam volume 23/62


[37] Design for a chimneypiece for Lady Bathurst's dressing room / third drawing room, 1774, possibly executed


Elevation of a chimneypiece with tripartite stiles ornamented with masks, rosettes, tubular flowers and drop calyx. The lining is ornamented with fluting and the capitals contain ram masks, swags and roundels depicting sphinxes. The frieze is ornamented with anthemia and arabesques and the mantel has a band of Vitruvian scroll


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot


Chimney Piece in the third Drawing room at Apsley House and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including pink, Indian yellow and cerulean blue on laid paper (405 x 290)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or William Hamilton




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 44
Harris, 2001(b), p. 100
Lea, 2005, p. 9
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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