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  • image SM Adam volume 53/22 (part)

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SM Adam volume 53/22 (part)


[19] Record drawing for friezes for the front and back drawing rooms, and the bedchamber, ND


Elevation of friezes. The frieze for the front drawing room is composed of an urn, arabesques, festoons, and half putti. The frieze for the back drawing room is composed of arabesques, rosettes, calyx, and anthemia. The frieze for the bedchamber is composed of putti holding baskets of flowers, putti riding lions, calyx, tubular flowers, and festoons


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


Robert Child Esqr / First Drawing room in town / Second Drawing room / Bed Chamber / Robt Child (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on the laid paper of the folio page (293 x 469)


Adam office hand, possibly James Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 35
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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