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SM Adam volume 50/43


[10] Finished drawing for Mr Sargent's bedroom, 1764-65, unexecuted


Plan and laid out wall elevations for a bedroom, with a coved ceiling, a two-bay window wall, with a rectangular pier glass, and two doors on one side wall, with friezes ornamented with enclosed rosettes, and a chimneypiece opposite, with a fluted frieze, and an oval overmantel mirror frame, and the room has a frieze of rosettes enclosed within wreaths


to a scale


Bed (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand) Room for John Sargent Esqr (in the hand of William Adam)

Signed and dated

  • 1764-1765
    date range: 1764-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and yellow wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (588 x 648)


Adma office hand, possibly George Richardson, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


4 / John Sargent Esqr




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 37
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 180
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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