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image Adam vol.52/75

Reference number

Adam vol.52/75

Purpose

Design for a ceiling showing two bays with a central star surrounded by radiating foliate scroll work of alternative patterns. of between the heads of six vaults.

Aspect

Ceiling plan

Inscribed

verso inscribed in ink Part Aside

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey wash203 x 231

Hand

James Adam (attributed to)

Notes

In the opinion of A. A. Tait, this drawing relates in time and place or subject to those contained in Adam volume 7.This drawing is attributed to James Adam as typical of his careful and tight draughtsmanship. It probably belongs to his period in the Adam Scottish Office, 1755 - 1760, before he left for Italy.

Level

Drawing

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