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image SM Adam volume 17/113

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SM Adam volume 17/113


[58] Design for a curtain cornice for the circular dressing room, 1774; it is not known if this design was executed


Full sized elevation of a curtain cornice for the circular dressing room, ornamented with bands of fluting, stiff leaf, and alternating enclosed cameos and oil lamps, with a tablet containing rosettes and swags, and surmounted by an anthemion acroterion, and the tablet is surmounted by a winged sphinxes, to one side of a flaming urn supported by a base ornamented with an oval enclosed rosette


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Curtain Cornice for the Circular Dressing Room at Lord Stanleys (at Lord Stanleys in the hand of William Adam) / (and in pencil) Genl Burgoyne [ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] Mr Adam which / is so small [ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] yet not here out the [ _ _ _ _ ] / ornament & imagines there is not space for it above / the window

Signed and dated

  • 13/09/1774
    Adelphi Sepr. 13t. 1774.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including pink and terre verte on laid paper (468 x 304)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonom, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 38
Harris, 1963, Index p. 55
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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