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image SM Adam volume 41/75

Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/75

Purpose

[9] Design for the great dining room, c1767-69, executed with minor alterations

Aspect

Plan and laid out wall elevations for a rectangular room with screened apsidal ends, with one apse containing three sculpture-filled niches, and the other with a central door flanked by niches, and these apses are articulated by pilasters, and on one of the side walls there are three central windows, and on the wall opposite there is a central chimneypiece, with tapering fluted pilaster stiles surmounted by masks, and with a fluted frieze, and a tablet containing an urn flanked by rinceaux, with a rectangular figurative overmantel, flanked by rectangular grisaille wall panels, and doors with console fluted architraves, and rectangular figurative overdoors

Scale

bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Section of the Great Dining Room at Newby the Seat of William Weddell Esqr (the Seat of William Weddell Esqr in the hand of William Adam) and measurements given (verso) 3

Signed and dated

datable to 1767-69

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (874 x 602)

Hand

Adam office hand, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

D&CBLAUW and XD&CB within cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
Harris, 2001, p. 357
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 263
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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