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SM Adam volume 11/253


[2] Alternative record drawing for a ceiling for the great drawing room, 1768


Plan of a rectangular tripartite coved ceiling, with a pattern of ovals across the three compartments of the central flat, all bordered with guilloche. An oval medallion in the centre, in the rest fans, and sea-monster medallions in the lozenges. The central flat is bordered in the cove with fans and festoons; griffons, winged sphinxes and arabesques below, with medallions on the long sides and rosettes on the short


bar scale of 2/5 inch to 1 foot


1st Design of a Cieling for the Drawing room at Saltram

Signed and dated

  • 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen and colour washes including pink and olive green on laid paper (647 x 436)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 27
Beard, 1978, p. 13
Harris, 2007, p. 234
For full literature references see scheme notes.



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