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image SM Adam volume 53/39 (part)

Reference number

SM Adam volume 53/39 (part)

Purpose

[58] Record drawing for a frieze for the great drawing room, ND, as executed

Aspect

Elevation of a frieze for the great drawing room with a metope ornamented with a rosette enclosed within a roundel of foil, and corner rosettes, and with triglyphs ornamented with enclosed calyx, tubular flowers and anthemia

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Eating room (and underwritten in pencil) Eating room Wormley / Great Drawing room Hill Street (underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (290 x 470)

Hand

Possibly
Possibly James Adam

Watermark

IHS IVILLEDARY

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 40
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 304
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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