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image SM Adam volume 24/208

Reference number

SM Adam volume 24/208

Purpose

[57] Preliminary design for a grate for the circular closet, 1773-74; it is not known if this design was executed

Aspect

Rough elevation of a grate, supported by strigilated pedestals, surmounted by paired paw feet and legs, which are ornamented with ram masks and festoons, and the base rail of the grate is ornamented with enclosed anthemia, and an apron of fans, and the grate is segmental, with turned andirons, supported by paired columns, between which are oval medallions, and supporting miniature sphinxes on pedestals ornamented with swags

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

Sketch of a Stove Grate for Lord Stanleys Cirular Room (verso) rough calculations

Signed and dated

  • 1773-74
    datable to 1773-74

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (231 x 157)

Hand

Robert Adam

Literature

For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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