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image SM Adam volume 50/59

Reference number

SM Adam volume 50/59

Purpose

[10] Design for the walls of the hall, c1772, executed with alterations

Aspect

Plan and laid out wall elevations for a rectangular room, with a central door on one wall, flanked by rectangular grotesque panels and windows, and with a wall opposite with a central urn-filled niche, flanked by grotesque panels, and doors with rectangular overdoor panels, and one side wall has a central chimneypiece, surmounted by a rectangular trophy panel, and an oval overmantel mirror, and flanked by doors with rectangular overdoor panels, and on the side wall opposite, is a central urn-filled niche, flanked by narrow grotesque panels, and doors with rectangular overdoor panels, and the whole room has a frieze of enclosed rosettes and urns, connected by arabesques

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Design of finishing the four sides of the Hall for the Earl of Bective (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Medallion (verso) 14 (in pencil) / Hall for the Earl of Bective

Signed and dated

datable to c1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (604 x 685)

Hand

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

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 52
Harris, 1973, note to pl. 12
For a full list of literature references see scheme note

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Drawing

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