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SM Adam volume 23/61


[23] Design for a chimneypiece for the great drawing room (now the portico room), 1774, executed with minor alterations


Elevation of a chimneypiece with pilaster stiles ornamented with an urn, anthemia and husks. Below this there are diminutive wreaths containing sphinxes, tubular flowers, masks and calyx. The capitals contain ox skulls and there is a frieze of fans, arabesques and beading, with a central tablet depicting reclining figures and heraldic stags (the Bathurst armorial supporters)


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot


Chimney Piece for the 2nd Drawing room at Apsley House and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (406 x 292)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or William Hamilton




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 44
Harris, 2001(b), p. 100
Lea, 2005, pp. 9, 15
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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