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image SM Adam volume 12/114

Reference number

SM Adam volume 12/114

Purpose

[4] Record drawing for a ceiling for an unknown room, 1772, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of a square ceiling, with a central medallion, enclosed within a circular frame of laurel leaf tips, and an octagonal frame of guilloche, with an apron of festoons supporting ovals enclosing jugs, and drops of calyx, and the apron of festoons is interrupted by four squares containing oval enclosed rosettes, connected segmental compartments ornamented with calyx crockets, and the whole is set within a circular frame of guilloche, ornamented with lion masks, and four enclosed medallions, and with an apron of festoons and drops of calyx, which connect segmental compartments in the corners, which contain segmental rosettes, enclosed within segmental frames of fluting, beading, and enclosed anthemia

Scale

bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot (4) to a scale

Inscribed

Cieling for Earl Delawarr / (and in pencil) d pink / yellow / purple / Green / d green / pink / yellow / d pink / Green D

Signed and dated

  • 1772
    1772.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (445 x 360)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi

Watermark

IHS / IVILLEDARY

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 34
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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