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SM Adam volume 11/51


[133] Finished drawing for ceiling for the state dressing room (now the boudoir), 1767, unexecuted


Plan of a ceiling in two parts, one square and the other an elongated oval. The square compartment is ornamented with a central rosette encircled by rosettes, bows, festoons, urns, medallions, a circular band of anthemia, lunette panels alternately containing half flowers and fluting. The oval compartment has a central square containing a rosette encircled by fluting and anthemia, within a diamond of fluting, and framed by lunettes containing half flowers, and festoons, and this square is flanked on either side by a circular panel containing a rosette encircled by enclosed anthemia, calyx, and a garland


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Cieling for the anti room at Kedleston

Signed and dated

  • October 1767
    Oct. 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (585 x 443)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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