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image SM Adam volume 52/21

Reference number

SM Adam volume 52/21

Purpose

[7] Record drawing showing mouldings for the back drawing room, 1765, thought to be as executed

Aspect

Elevation of details of mouldings for bases, the architrave to the windows, and the entablature to the doors. The base is composed of a plain plinth, a base ornamented with spiral fluting, and acanthus leaves and dart, and the surbase is ornamented with fluting, egg and dart, beading and stiff leaf. The window architrave is ornamented with beading, waterleaf, waterleaf and dart, and acanthus leaves with an anthemion in the corner. The door entablature is ornamented with beading, waterleaf, waterleaf and dart, acanthus leaves and dart with an anthemion in the corner, surmounted by a frieze and cornice as Adam volume 52/21

Scale

half size

Inscribed

Mouldings for the Room / next the Garden in The Right / Honble Hercules Langford Rowley Esqrs / house in Mary Street Dublin / drawn to half the Size / Surbase / Base / Plinth / Architrave for Windows / Entablature for the / Doors

Signed and dated

datable to 1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (374 x 304)

Hand

Adam office hand

Watermark

GR within crowned cartouche

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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