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image SM Adam volume 24/180

Reference number

SM Adam volume 24/180

Purpose

[41] Preliminary design for a painted chimneypiece for Lady Mansfield's sitting-cum-dressing room, unexecuted, 1783

Aspect

Elevation of a chimneypiece, with paired Ionic pilaster stiles, ornamented between the pilasters with an urn supported by a pedestal ornamented with ram masks, a patera, a festoon of beading, and a drop including a peltoid shield, and with a frieze ornamented with vesica-shaped compartments articulated by drops of calyx, and with oval medallions in the capitals

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1783
    datable to 1783

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (296 x 242)

Hand

Robert Adam

Literature

For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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