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image SM Adam volume 12/140

Reference number

SM Adam volume 12/140

Purpose

[83] Design for a ceiling for Lord Stanley's closet, 1774, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of an octagonal ceiling, with a central medallion, enclosed within a circular frame ornamented with miniature rosettes and beading, and this is encircled by triangles containing alternating fans and enclosed calyx, and the fans support eight medallions, which are enclosed within roundels hung from the alternate triangles enclosing calyx, and are partly composed of tubular flowers, calyx, peltoid shields, and arabesques

Scale

bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Cieling for the Octagon Dressing room Parlor Story / at Lord Stanley's in Grosvenor Square / not executed

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    1774.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (393 x 288)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi

Watermark

IHS / IVILLEDARY

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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