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SM Adam volume 14/118


[14] Finished drawing for the music room, c1765-66, executed with minor alterations


Laid out wall elevations for a rectangular room with three windows, surmounted by curtain cornices, and two rectangular pier glasses on the north wall, and with a chimneypiece on the south wall opposite, with a rectangular figurative overmantel, and flanked by large rectangular capricci, and in each of the east and west walls is a door, surmounted by an overdoor square grotesque panel, a large central rectangular capriccio, and another rectangular grotesque panel, and the room has a frieze of alternating urns and enclosed rosettes, connected by festoons


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Design for finishing the Musick Room at Gawthorpe House in Yorkshire. The Seat of Edwin Lascelles Esquire and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1765-66
    datable to 1765-66

Medium and dimensions

Pen and coloured washes on laid paper (529 x 586)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson, but it appears that the painted panels are in the hand of another draughtsman unknown, possibly Antonio Zucchi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
Stillman, 1966, pp. 70 and 80
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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