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image SM Adam volume 53/09

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SM Adam volume 53/09


[55] Record drawing for friezes for the hall, great parlour, library and dining room, N.D., as executed


Hall – Elevation of a frieze ornamented with alternating ram masks and ox skulls, which flank rosettes enclosed within foils Great parlour – Elevation of a frieze of arabesques bearing tubular flowers, which alternatively support urns and anthemia Library – Elevation of a frieze ornamented with bust medallions, each linked by swags and ribbons Dining room - Elevation of a frieze ornamented with a rosette enclosed within a wreath surrounded by thyrsi, and surmounted by a tablet and half putto bearing a lekythos and tazza. This is flanked by lekythoi ornamented with patera and calyx, which in turn are flanked by husks supporting arabesques, surmounted by a tablet bearing a tazza


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


Earl Bathurst / Halls / Great Parlor / Library / Dining room

Signed and dated

  • N.D.
    no date

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on the laid paper of the folio page (289 x 470)


James Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index pp. 43, 44
Lea, 2005, p.10, 14-15
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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