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image SM Adam volume 11/157

Reference number

SM Adam volume 11/157

Purpose

[71] Design for the soffit of the portico, 1767

Aspect

Plan of a tripartite ceiling divided by the columns of the portico. Each rectangular compartment centres on a rosette enclosed by fluting. In the central compartment this is encircled by a fluted octagonal frame, and in the outer compartments it is encircled by fluted rectangular frames

Scale

bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Cieling for the Portico at Gawthorpe (in the hand of William Adam)

Signed and dated

1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (465 x 316)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
Harris, 2007, p. 85
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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