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image SM Adam volume 11/6

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SM Adam volume 11/6


[10] Design for a ceiling for the lesser dining parlour (now the drawing room), 1759


Plan of a square ceiling with a central rosette, encircled by a band of husks and framed by a wreath of bay leaves entwined with olive leaves, and with four inset octagonal medallions in the corners


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Cieling for Admiral Boscawen

Signed and dated

  • 1759

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (306 x 379)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias or Laurent-Benoit Dewez, with inscription in the hand of William Adam with an addition by A.T. Bolton


Bolton, 1922, Volume I, p. 141; Volume II, Index p. 17
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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