bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 1 foot
Chimney piece for the Dining room at Ugbrooke (in pen in the hand of William Adam) / (and in pencil) Lord Clifford's Dining room Chimney / 3d House / River front / Back Parlor and some dimensions given in pencil
Signed and dated
Medium and dimensions
Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (415 x 287)
Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam
The pencil inscription on this drawing, 3d House / River front / Back Parlor, suggests that Adam had intended to reuse the design at the Adelphi, as was the case with various other chimneypiece designs of the 1760s. In this case it was clearly intended for use in the back parlour of 3 Royal Terrace. Contrary to the inscription, however, the design does not correspond with Adam’s extant chimneypiece deign for that room (Adam volume 24/28), although the frieze was reproduced in the chimneypieces designs for the back parlour at 9 Royal Terrace (Adam volume 24/42), and the back drawing room at 4 Royal Terrace (Adam volume 24/34).
Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 30
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