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  • image SM Adam volume 12/151

Reference number

SM Adam volume 12/151


[3] Record drawing for a ceiling for the eating parlour, 1774, unexecuted


Plan of a ceiling as Adam volume 12/150


bar scale of 3/5 inch to 1 foot


Cieling of the Eating Parlor at The Revd. Mr. Dovey's / A duplicate / A / B / C / C / B / B / A / C / D / A / A / C / D / A Light green / B Light gray / C Purple / D Dark green

Signed and dated

  • 08/02/1774
    Adelphi / 8t. Febry 1774.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (493 x 345)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 53
For a full list of literature reference see scheme notes.



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