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image SM Adam volume 17/42

Reference number

SM Adam volume 17/42

Purpose

[16] Working drawing for a border for the table slabs in the first drawing room, 1779

Aspect

Plan of a border of a slab ornamented with calyx enclosed within foil, and calyx surmounted by a pine cone

Scale

full size

Inscribed

Border for the 2 Slabs in the 1st Drawing room at Sir Abraham Humes in Hill Street

Signed and dated

14th June 1779

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including pink, Indian yellow and Terre Vertre (299 x 132)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 31
Harris, 1963, p. 56
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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