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image SM Adam volume 23/173

Reference number

SM Adam volume 23/173

Purpose

[8] Design for a chimneypiece for the octagonal dressing room, possibly as executed, c1786

Aspect

Elevation of a chimneypiece, with tapering, fluted herm stiles with volutes ornamented with a rosette and anthemion, and capitals ornamented with fluting. The frieze contains a crossed knife and urn, enclosed within a wreath and flanked by rosettes. This is surmounted by a band of acanthus leaves

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Mr Hamilton Brighton (pencil) / 173

Signed and dated

c1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (409 x 295)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Robert Morison

Watermark

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

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
McKean (ed.), 2017, p. 18
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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