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SM Adam volume 12/135


[69] Design for a ceiling for the eating parlour, 1774; it is not known if this design was executed


Plan of a rectangular ceiling, with a rectangular recess, ornamented with a rosette, enclosed within a fan, and encircled by calyx, and screened from the central flat by two columns, and the central flat is ornamented with a central roundel, enclosed within a circular frame ornamented with a wreath, and an oval fluted frame and a shaped Greek cross-shaped frame of beading, with a perfume burner on each side, supported by a turned pedestal, and between the arms of the cross are portrait medallions within wreaths and circular frames of beading, connected by a large oval wreath of calyx, and the whole is set within an oval frame of alternating double calyx and enclosed rosettes, and with a winged sphinx in each corner


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


Cieling for the Eating Room Parlor Story at Lord Stanley's in Grosvenor Square (underwritten in pencil) / (and in pencil) Picture / Frize

Signed and dated

  • 12/04/1774
    Adelphi / 12t. April 1774.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (580 x 390)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


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



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