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image SM Adam volume 12/150

Reference number

SM Adam volume 12/150

Purpose

[2] Finished drawing for a ceiling for the eating parlour, 1774, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of a rectangular ceiling, with a canted bow on one of the short sides, containing a segmental fan, and with a chimneybreast on one of the long sides, and the central flat contains a rectangular compartment, with a central medallion, enclosed within a fan ornamented with anthemia, and with a circular frame of beading, with an apron of festoons of beading, and wreaths supporting drops of calyx, which connect to rosettes enclosed within wreaths supported by tablets containing anthemia, with an apron of ox skulls flanked by swags, and connected together by a large oval wreath, supporting winged putti holding festoons, and enclosed medallions, and this is flanked by rectangular bordering compartments, containing rosettes enclosed within connected roundels

Scale

bar scale of 3/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design of a Cieling for the Eating Parlor. for The Reverend Mr. Dovey. (underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 08/02/1774
    Adelphi / 8t. Febry 1774.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including terre verte and violet on laid paper (521 x 388)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 53
For a full list of literature reference see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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