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SM Adam volume 50/39


[1] Finished drawing for the design of a room, 1766


Plan and laid out wall elevation of a room with a tripartite window on two opposite walls, a chimneypiece with console stiles on a side wall between the windows, and two doors on the wall opposite. The chimneypiece, door frames and frieze are all ornamented with calyx and arabesques, and the deep cove of the ceiling is ornamented with swags, husks and rosettes


bar scale of 2/5 inch to 1 foot


Section of the Four Sides of a Room for Mrs Ann Pitt at Her House at Kensington Gore (verso) Mrs Ann Pitt

Signed and dated

  • 1766
    Robt Adam Architect 1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (627 x 729)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Nasmith or William Hamilton


D&C BLAUW and XD&CB within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 41
Survey of London, Volume 38, 1975, p. 12
King, 1992, Volume II, p. 180
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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