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image SM Adam volume 25/156

Reference number

SM Adam volume 25/156

Purpose

[5] Design of an urn on a pedestal for the dining room, c1780, executed with alterations

Aspect

Elevation of an urn on a pedestal. The urn has a figurative scene on the upper body, surmounted by a band of vine, and with gadrooning on the socle, lower body, neck and lip. The pedestal has a recessed panel containing a figurative medallion surrounded by palmettes, tubular flowers, husks, rosettes and arabesques, and with egg and dart moulding in the cornice

Scale

bar scale of 2 ½ inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

Vase and pedestal for the sideboard table in the Dining room at Byram for Sir John Ramsden Baronet

Signed and dated

datable to c1780

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, and coloured washes of black, cerulean blue and yellow (431 x 274)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, p. 307, Index p. 5
Harris, 1963, p. 48
Spiers, 1979, p. 46, Index, p. 5
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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