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SM Adam volume 11/134


[22] Design for a ceiling for the dining room, 1765


Plan of a tripartite rectangular ceiling, divided by bands of scrolled hearts, and with a large apse on one side decorated with radiating ornaments. The flat part of the ceiling has a central rectangular compartment, with an oval patera, enclosed by a fan, Vitruvian scroll, peltoid shields, and festoons, and this is ringed with half-figures, and an oval frame of calyx, and with rinceaux in the corners. The central compartment is flanked by rectangles each containing an urn on a pedestal, flanked by winged griffons, and rinceaux


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Design of a Cieling for the Dining Room at Gawthorpe The Seat of Edwin Lascelles Esqr and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash (603 x 448)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Robert Nasmith


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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