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image SM Adam volume 50/6

Reference number

SM Adam volume 50/6

Purpose

[5] Design for the walls of the gallery, 1775, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevations of the window and chimney walls as Adam volume 50/7, with an eight-bay window wall of rectangular windows, and three variant pier tables shown, and an eleven-bay chimney wall, with a central chimneypiece with a fluted frieze, surmounted by a rectangular overmantel and two oval medallions, connected by festoons, and all within a relieving arch, and this is flanked by alternating sculpture-filled niches, and tripartite bookcases surmounted by rectangular picture frames connected by festoons within relieving arches, and with a door in each end bay, and each door is surmounted by an oval medallion enclosed within a wreath, and flanked by festoons

Scale

bar sale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design for Finishing the Chimney side of the Gallery at Long Leate in Wiltshire The seat of the Rt Honble Lord Viscount Weymouth / Design for Finishing the Chimney side of the Gallery at Long Leate in Wiltshire (in pencil) / The seat of the Rt Honble Lord Viscount Weymouth (in pencil) / Design for finishing the Window side of the Gallery / Design for finishing the Window side of the Gallery (in pencil) and some measurements and rough calculations given (verso) 1 / 1

Signed and dated

  • 21/01/1775
    Adelphi Janry 21st. 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (646 x 503)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 21
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 131
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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