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image SM Adam volume 52/22

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SM Adam volume 52/22


[2] Record drawing showing the entablature for the front drawing room, 1765, thought to be as executed


Elevation of a detail of an entablature, with an astragal ornamented with reeds bound by acanthus leaves, a frieze ornamented with alternating anthemia supported by calyx, and double calyx, connected by strigils, and with a cornice ornamented with bead and reel, acanthus leaves and stiff leaf, and fluting and dart


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Cornice, Frieze &c Astragal / for the Room to Mary Street / Dublin for Hercules / Rowley Esqr. / Drawn to 1/2 the Size

Signed and dated

  • 1765
    datable to 1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (374 x 309)


Adam office hand


GR within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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