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  • image SM Adam volume 20/175

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SM Adam volume 20/175


[11] Design for an overmantel mirror frame for the library, 1778, possibly executed


Elevation of an tripartite overmantel mirror frame articulated by pilasters. The central compartment is ornamented with a band of enclosed anthemia and rosettes imitating the lining of a chimneypiece. The capitals contain enclosed anthemia and there is a frieze of festoons for the side compartments. The frame is surmounted by a base ornamented with a rosette, wreath and festoons and is surmounted by a recumbent heraldic stag (the Bathurst armorial supporter)


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot


Glass frame for the Library for The Earl of Bathurst

Signed and dated

  • June 1778
    Adelphi / 12th June / 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and cerulean blue wash on laid paper (290 x 427)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


GR surmounted by a fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 44
Harris, 1963, p. 57
Harris, 2001(b), p. 100
Lea, 2005, p. 12
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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