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image Adam vol.7/11

Reference number

Adam vol.7/11

Purpose

London: Parliament House (designs for). Unfinished design showing the circular central panel of a floor pattern incorporating the royal arms and radiating decoration.

Aspect

Plan verso plan

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1763

Medium and dimensions

Pencil 365 x 492 folded vertically

Hand

James Adam

Verso

Unfinished design in pencil showing part of a semi-circular floor plan with the royal arms in a circle in the centre.

Watermark

Cardinal's hat above shield

Notes

This drawing is part of a group of drawings of various floor patterns for James Adam's Parliament House scheme, see Adam vol.7/5-10, 12, 72 and 74-76. The detail of this aspect of the scheme would suggest that these drawings were executed in the 1763 period. The two sketches on recto and verso can be related to the more finished floor design in Adam vol.7/8.

Level

Drawing

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