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SM Adam volume 39/15


[60] Design for the walls of the circular closet, c1765, as executed with alterations


Section of a domed circular room. The dome is ornamented with drops of arabesques, anthemia, and roundels, divided by bands of rosettes enclosed within connected octagons, and with an apron of festoons. The walls are articuated by engaged lotus capital columns, with pulvinated bases below a fluted dado, which are connected by festoons, and above the dado there is a niche in each bay, ornamented with pilasters containing scrolled hearts, rinceaux, calyx, anthemia, a band of fret, and a fan composed of a rosette encircled by bands of fluting, scrolled hearts, and arabesques, and the niches are surmounted by arabesques, fans, and a frieze of enclosed anthemia and dolphins


bar scale of 1 3/4 inches to 1 foot


Section in Alnwick Castle the Duke of Northumberland (in the hand of William Adam) / (and in pencil in the hand of Arthur Bolton) This is one of / the rooms off the / gallery at Sion / AB (verso) 3

Signed and dated

  • 1765
    datable to c1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (482 x 648)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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