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Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/78

Purpose

[32] Record drawing for a pavement for the hall, 1772, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of a rectangular pavement, composed of black and white tiles, with a central roundel, framed by a lozenge, enclosed within an oval, and set within the central compartment of a tripartite frame, with lozenges in the outer rectangular compartments, and the whole is set within two rectangular frames of lozenges (verso) preliminary pencil-drawn design as in the recto, but with the central tripartite arrangement with blunted corners, forming an octagon

Scale

bar scale of 3/5 inch to 1 foot (verso) 3/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design of a Pavement for the Hall at Newby the Seat of / William Weddell Esqr (the Seat of / William Weddell Esqr in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) 6 / Mr Weddell's Pavement for the Hall at Newby (in pencil)

Signed and dated

Adelphi April 10t 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (601 x 510)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

D&CBLAUW IV

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
Stillman, 1966, pp. 72, 79
Beard, 1978, p. 62
Middleton, 1986, p. 53
Harris, 2001, p. 357
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 263
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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