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SM Adam volume 53/42 (part)


[23] Record drawing for friezes for the hall, saloon and niche between the hall and saloon, ND, as executed


Elevation of friezes for the hall, saloon and niche. The frieze for the hall is composed of an enclosed oval patera, five bands of fluting, and an enclosed military trophy. The frieze for the saloon is composed of a putti standing on a tubular flower, flanked by drops of rosettes and calyx, and by tazza supported by spirally fluted turned columns, and tubular flowers, all connected by rinceaux. The frieze for the niche is composed of urns, ornamented with ram masks and gadrooning, supported by rinceaux and rosettes


bar scale of ¾ inch to 1 foot


Sir Rowland Winn Bart / Hall / Saloon / Frize in Niche (all in pen and underwritten in pencil) / Sir Rowland Winn (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand)

Signed and dated

  • ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (291 x 471)


Adam office hand, possibly James Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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