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  • image SM Adam volume 12/86

Reference number

SM Adam volume 12/86


[9] Alternative design for a ceiling for the saloon, 1771


Plan of a square coved ceiling, with a rectangular recess on one side. There is a square central flat ornamented with a medallion, enclosed within an octagonal frame, and a lozenge-shaped frame ornamented with crockets, and with fans in the corners. This is encircled by ornamentation as in Adam volume 12/87, and the cove is ornamented as in Adam volume 12/87, but between the drops there are winged female figures holding a festoon


bar scale of 3/5 inch to 1 foot


Cieling for the back room one pair Story at Sir George Colebrooke's in Arlington Street / A duplicate / (and in pencil) Anti 4 Maggis 1771 - Cominciato questo Lavoro [1771 - begun this work] (in the hand of Joseph Bonomi) and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including Indian yellow and pink on laid paper (545 x 449)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


XD&CB within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 34
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 180
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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