Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Drawings

Rough preliminary design and record drawing of a carpet for the great drawing room, 1769, drawing 8 as executed (2)

Thomas Robinson visited Thomas Whitty's Axminster manufactory in August 1769, and the finished work arrived at Saltram on the 22nd of September the following year. The design is based on that of the ceiling (see Adam volumes 11/254 and 11/255), creating a unity to the room that Beard describes as 'particularly effective'. The predominating brown colour contrasts with the ceiling colours, as Harris notes, and complements the browns of the room's many paintings: that of Thomas Parker by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger was intended for its position from the beginning, and Reynolds' portrait of Theresa Parker was painted as a pendant.

The bottom inscription on Adam volume 8/99 refers to Adam's work at Tusmore House for William Fermor.
Previous  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 > >>  Next
Architectural & Other Drawings results view
Select list view result
Select thumbnail view result
Previous  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 > >>  Next
Architectural & Other Drawings results view
Select list view result
Select thumbnail view result