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image SM Adam volume 53/45

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SM Adam volume 53/45


[52] Record drawing for friezes for the hall doors, dining room, drawing room, circular room and study, ND, all but that for the circular room as shown as executed


Elevation of friezes for the hall doors, the dining room, the drawing room, the circular room, and the study. The frieze for the hall doors is composed of double calyx supporting acanthus leaf scrolls, connected by festoons, and with alternating enclosed rosettes and a peltoid shield in between. The frieze for the dining room is composed of an anthemia supported by a tubular flower and calyx, a winged griffon with a rinceaux tail, and a gadrooned urn supported by calyx. The frieze for the drawing room is composed of flutes and darts, and the flutes enclose drops of calyx. The frieze for the circular room is composed of anthemia supported by double calyx, and gadrooned urns ornamented with ram masks, and supported on tripod pedestals, connected by festoons. The frieze for the study is composed of anthemia supported by calyx, alternating with calyx supported by scrolls


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


Hall door frieze / Great Dining room / Drawing room / Circular room / Study (in pen and underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper of folio page (289 x 471)


Adam office hand, possibly James Adam


fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


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



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