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image SM Adam volume 52/4

Reference number

SM Adam volume 52/4

Purpose

[11] Alternative preliminary designs for the borders of the table slabs for the first and second drawing rooms, 1774; it is not known if these designs were executed

Aspect

Rough elevation of two details of borders for a segmental slab. The first (upper) border is ornamented with anthemia supported by calyx connecting to arabesques and rosettes, alternating with naturalistic anthemia, and with a border above and below of connected miniature enclosed rosettes. The second (lower) border is ornamented with anthemia, supported by calyx, arabesques and rosettes, divided by a shaped ribbon, and with a border above and below of beading and Vitruvian scroll

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

Border of a Table for Lord Stanley / to be executed in Scagliola

Signed and dated

Datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (206 x 305)

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

JWHATMAN

Literature

Harris, 1963, Index p. 55
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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