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image SM Adam volume 24/274

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SM Adam volume 24/274


[33] Design for an ornamental panel, possibly for a drawing room, 1779, possibly executed


Elevation of a panel ornamented with a pedestal embellished with swags, a band of laurel leaf tips and lion masks, and this is surmounted by an urn ornamented with gadrooning and swags. Above this arabesques support a tablet containing a figurative cameo, and further arabesques bear an urn flanked by mermen. The urn supports a tubular flower, embellished with ram masks, with an apron of beading and suspended oil lamps. All this is surmounted by an 'Etruscan' urn ornamented with draped figures


to a scale


Sir Abraham Hume / (cropped) / 59

Signed and dated

  • Feb 1779
    12. Feby 1779 / Adelphi

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including pink, verdigris, black and Indian yellow on laid paper (180 x 528)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morsion


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 41
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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