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SM Adam volume 41/51


[19] Design for a drawing room, 1778, possibly executed


Plan and laid-out-wall elevation of a drawing room, with one long side formed by a canted bay containing semi-circular headed windows, with faint preliminary designs for window cornices and girandoles, and the canted bay flanked by a composition of frames. Opposite this there is a central chimneypiece, with Ionic styles, surmounted by an overmantel frame. This is flanked by glass frames, and doorways with a cornice frieze ornamented with fluted triglyphs and lozenges. The doorframe, chair and skirting rail are ornamented with moulded bands. At one short end, there is a central door, surrounded by a composition of frames. Opposite this, there is a semi-circular headed window, flanked by narrow rectangular windows, and further frames. The inscriptions shows the intended frame compositions to contain Claude Lorrain's Europa, a Rembrandt and pieces by Poussin, Teniers and Cuyp


bar scale of 6 1/2 inches to 20 feet


Drawing of Mistley Hall the seat of the Right Honble Ricd Rigby (in the hand of William Adam) / Drawing Room Mistley Hall (pencil) / Drawing room (pencil) / Teniers / B (pencil) / Rembrant / A (pencil) / Cieyp / C (pencil) / Poussin / Pegasus / D (pencil) / Claude / Europa / E (pencil)/ (and in pencil) faint inscription / Poussin / V[_ _ _ _ _] / faint inscription / Cieyp / B / Teniers / C / Glass / D. of [_ _ _] / Glass

Signed and dated

  • Feb 1778
    Febry 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (696 x 641)


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


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Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 22
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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