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SM Adam volume 11/105


[9] Design for the ceiling for Mr Sargent's bedroom, 1764, unexecuted


Plan of a rectangular coved ceiling with a central enclosed rosette, encircled by arabesques and calyx, a lozenge-shaped band of enclosed rosettes, bows, swags, and with a border of guilloche enclosing rosettes


to a scale


Ceiling for Mr Sargents Bed Room

Signed and dated

  • 1764
    J Adam Archt 1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper


James Adam


Adam volume 11/105 is one of very few that were signed by James Adam.


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 37
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 180
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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