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image SM Adam volume 12/110

Reference number

SM Adam volume 12/110

Purpose

[19] Finished drawing for a ceiling for the bedroom, 1772, thought to have been executed

Aspect

Plan of a rectangular ceiling, with an apse across one of the long sides, divided by a band of cable moulding, and the central flat is ornamented with a medallion, enclosed within a circular frame of rosettes, a lozenge-shaped frame of reeding, and an oval frame of cable moulding with calyx crockets, and an apron of festoons of bell flowers, supporting peltoid shields, and enclosed rosettes within bell flower wreaths, and the apse is ornamented with a segmental patera, enclosed within segmental frames of cable moulding, with calyx crockets, and an apron of festoons of bell flowers, supporting two military trophies and a peltoid shield

Scale

bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Cieling for Mr. Baron Grant / The Honble Baron Grant (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1772
    1772.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including terre verte within a single ruled border on laid paper (547 x 381)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi

Watermark

LVG surmounted by a fleur de lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 50
Survey of London, 1966, p. 71
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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