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image SM Adam volume 12/136

Reference number

SM Adam volume 12/136


[74] Design for a ceiling for the great dining room, 1774; it is not known if this design was executed


Plan of a rectangular ceiling with apsidal ends, ornamented with medallions, enclosed within a frame of beading, and flanked by calyx, and thyrsi supporting half-putti, lamps and festoons of beading, and these apses are divided from the central flat by bands of miniature rosettes enclosed within figure-of-eight wreaths, and the central flat is ornamented with a central medallion, enclosed within circular frames of leaurel leaf tips, fluting, and beading, with an apron of festoons, supporting oval medallions and calyx, connected by bands of bell flowers, and also supporting drops of calyx and beading, with vesica-shaped medallions at the end, enclosed within a wreath of bell flowers, and the whole is set within a circular frame of fluting and beading


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


Cieling for the great Dining room at Lord Stanley's in Grosvenor Square / (and in pencil) Light blue / Dark Blue / All Blues of different Tints

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (596 x 438)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 38
Harris, 2001, p. 362
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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