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image SM Adam volume 6/109

Reference number

SM Adam volume 6/109

Purpose

[8] Preliminary designs for ornamental panels for the staircase, c1777, as executed

Aspect

Above centre - Elevation of a lekythos, ornamented with gadrooning and a band of Vitruvian scroll Above right – Elevation of a lekythos, ornamented with a central rosette Below centre – Elevation of a lekythos, ornamented with swags Below right – Elevation of an urn, ornamented with gadrooning, a band of beading and a band of Vitruvian scroll Centre left – Elevation of an ornamental panel containing trophies of arms

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

Sir Abraham Humes Pannellsin the StairCase where the vases and [_ _ _ _ _ _] to be Changed to trophy(s)

Signed and dated

c1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (121 x 166)

Hand

Probably
Robert Adam

Verso

List of figures and totals

Literature

King, 2001, Volume I, p. 258, pl. 362
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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