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image SM Adam volume 52/110

Reference number

SM Adam volume 52/110

Purpose

[42] Design for a door panels for the Etruscan dressing room, 1774, executed with alterations

Aspect

Elevation of three door panels, the top panel is square, and contains a medallion, enclosed within a wreath, the central panel is rectangular, and contains an oval medallion, enclosed within a wreath, surmounted by an urn containing flowers, and with drops of calyx and tubular flowers hung from the handles, and supported by arabesques, festoons, and a tablet containing a half-figure and arabesques, and ornamented with ram amsks, and urns containing anthemia, and the bottom panel is rectangular, also with a central oval medallion enclosed within a wreath, surmounted by a wreath tubular flower and urn, containing an anthemion, and with drops of calyx and tubular flowers hung from the handles, and supported by an eagle enclosed within a wreath, winged half-horses, and a tablet containing a roundel flanked by swags

Scale

bar scale of 2 3/5 inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

Lord Stanleys Pannels

Signed and dated

datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (151 x 136)

Hand

Robert Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 38
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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