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image SM Adam volume 11/261

Reference number

SM Adam volume 11/261

Purpose

[11] Record drawing for a ceiling for the dining room, 1769

Aspect

Plan of a rectangular ceiling, with three large roundels containing a central rosette, enclosed within unlobed acanthus leaves, and with a border of calyx, and these roundels are accompanied by bands containing drops of calyx forming a grid of lozenges, and these lozenges contain anthemia, and some contain a rosettes encircled within enclosed tubular flowers

Scale

bar scale of 3/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Cieling for the Dining room for Sir James Lowthers House at Whitehaven

Signed and dated

1769

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, and pink, terre verte and cerulean blue wash on laid paper (693 x 458)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 31
Harris, 2001, p. 366
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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