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image SM Adam volume 35/20

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SM Adam volume 35/20


[45] Finished drawing for Edwin Lascelles' dressing room, 1766, unexecuted


Plan and laid out wall elevations of a rectangular room, with the long north and south walls articulated by Spalatro order pilasters which conform to the divisions of the ceiling (see Adam volumes 11/141, 11/144). There is a single window in the east wall, and on the north wall, adjacent to the window is a chimneypiece, with a door to one side, and opposite, on the south wall are two doors. The chimneypiece, doors, and room all have friezes of fluting and urns


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


Section of the Dressing Room or Lodging Room at Gawthorp

Signed and dated

Robt Adam Archt / 1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (598 x 524)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Robert Nasmith


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



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