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SM Adam volume 27/74


[62] Finished drawing for a turret room, c1763-64


Section showing the side walls in profile, and a wall elevation with a long stool ornamented with fluted legs, ball feet, a seat rail of Vitruvian scroll and an apron of lambrequins. The wall is ornamented with a dado rail of scrolled hearts, a frieze of winged dogs, half dogs and half winged putti, grisaille and sphinx panels


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 1 foot


some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1763-64
    datable to c1763-64

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (361 x 495)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



Exhibition history

Paper Palaces: the Topham Collection as a source for British Neo-Classicism, The Verey Gallery, Eton College, 16 May - 1 November 2013

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