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SM Adam volume 14/14


[39] Design for a ceiling for Lady Bathurst's dressing room / third drawing room, 1775, possibly executed


Plan of a rectangular, tripartite ceiling with a chimney breast on one long side. The central square compartment is ornamented with a central medallion, with borders of enclosed flora and Vitruvian scroll. All this is set within a lozenge ornamented with corner fans. Beyond this there are festoons and a further band of beading, segmented by four medallions. This is encircled by a band of calyx enclosed within wreaths and a further band of calyx. The corners of the compartment are ornamented with further fans. The central compartment is flanked by narrow strip compartments, ornamented with rosettes set within roundels and calyx. Each compartment is bordered by a band of Vitruvian scroll


bar scale of 3 inches to 5 feet


Design of a Ceiling for the third Drawing Room or Lady’s Dressing Room at Apsley House / Windows for End

Signed and dated

  • 1775
    Adelphi / 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes, including olive green, pink and cerulean blue on laid paper (558 x 429)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II Index p. 43
Harris, 2001(b), p.100
Lea, 2005, p. 9
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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