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SM Adam volume 24/262


[33] Finished drawing for a door panel for the great drawing room, 1774, as executed


Elevation of a rectangular door panel, ornamented with a central elliptical portrait medallion, flanked by bands of Vitruvian scroll, supporting winged sphinxes, surmounted by calyx, wreaths, anthemia, arabesques, tubular flowers, and a gadrooned urn ornamented with ram masks, and the central medallion has an apron of festoons, urns, anthemia, a tablet containing rosettes and swags, tubular flowers, arabesques and rosettes


to a scale, possibly full sized


Earl of Derby

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    Datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including pink, terre verte and Naples yellow on laid paper (289 x 521)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 38
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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