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SM Adam volume 52/110


[80] Preliminary design for door panels for the Etruscan dressing room, c1775-77, executed with minor alterations


Elevation of six variant door panels, three for Robert Child, and three for Lord Stanley. Child's designs are composed of one square panel containing an urn enclosed within a wreath, and two rectangular panels, one containing anthemia, an urn, drops, an oval medallion, a rectangular figurative panel, and half horses, and the other rectangular panel contains a rosette enclosed within a wreath, festoons, a tubular flower, ram masks, a rectangular figurative panel, an urn, and a pedestal ornamented with ram masks


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Mr Childs Door pannels / Lord Stanleys Pannels

Signed and dated

  • c1775-1777
    datable to c1775-77

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (151 x 317)


Robert Adam


An arched recess


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 25
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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