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SM Adam volume 29/103


[15] Design for a coach panel, 1775-76, unexecuted


Elevation of a rectangular decorative coach panel, with a curved end, ornamented with a central roundel within wreaths of ferns and calyx, surrounded by arabesques enclosing a half lion, and a half unicorn, tubular flowers, calyx, and supporting festoons, a medal star, and two tazza, and with a border of alternating anthemia, and anthemia enclosed within scrolled hearts, and with large calyx in each corner


to a scale


Panel for Lord Cathcarts Coach (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1775-76
    datable to 1775-76

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including Naples yellow, cerulean blue and pink on laid paper (485 x 523)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 29
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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