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SM Adam volume 39/8


[16] Unfinished working drawing for a table slab, possibly for the drawing room, 1774, as executed


Plan of a detail of a segmental table slab, with a central fan, enclosed within a band of rosettes enclosed by drops of calyx, and acanthus leaves, encircled by festoons of bell flowers, and cameos, and with a border of Vitruvian scroll with foliage, and rosettes enclosed within figure-of-eight wreaths


full size


Slab for the Duke of Northumberland

Signed and dated

  • 06/05/1774
    Adelphi 6th. May 1774.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including pink and orange on laid paper (846 x 520)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


D&CBLAUW IV and XDCB within cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 42
Harris, 1963, p. 56
Harris, 2001, pp. 99, 101, 344, 345
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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