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image SM Adam volume 53/41 (part)

Reference number

SM Adam volume 53/41 (part)

Purpose

[11] Record drawing for friezes for the dining room, drawing room and door, as executed, and record drawing for an alternative frieze for the dining room, unexecuted, ND

Aspect

Dining room – Elevation of a frieze, ornamented with urns crossed with knives, set within roundels, and enclosed within beaded lozenges. Between the lozenges there are vertical bands of rosettes, anthemia and shells Drawing room – Elevation of a frieze ornamented with putti riding sea creatures, alternating with waves and fountains Door frieze – Elevation of a frieze ornamented with a scroll supporting tridents, and with waves and fountains Dining room, not executed – Elevation of a frieze ornamented with figurative cameos, alternating with arabesques and anthemia, and with a central band of calyx and rosettes

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Dining room / Drawing room / Door frize (sic) / Dining room not executed / (underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (290 x 470)

Hand

Possibly
James Adam

Watermark

LVG surmounted by a fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
Miele, 1998, p. 164
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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