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SM Adam volume 14/95


[4] Design for a ceiling for the dining room, as executed, c1786


Plan of a rectangular ceiling with an apsidal end and with a groin vaulted square compartment, ornamented with cross bands of rosettes enclosed by wreaths. The square compartment is surrounded by bands of lozenges enclosing calyx, and on one short end there is an apse ornamented with a band of lozenges enclosing calyx, surmounted by a fan ornamented with anthemia and enclosed by a band of guilloche. Beyond this there are ox skulls and festoons. For the apse there is a flier. The underside shows a fan ornamented with tubular flowers and calyx, beyond this there are cameos alternating with peltoid shields, and these are linked with festoons of beading


bar scale of 5 inches to 10 feet


Design of a Ceiling for the Dining room for The Right Hon.ble William Gerard Hamilton at Brighton / 94 (pencil) / 95 (pencil) / (and in modern curatorial hand, A.T. Bolton) Door / Venetian window with [_ _ _] / faint pencil annotations and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (526 x 353)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
Miele, 1998, p. 163
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 136
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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