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SM Adam volume 17/194


[36] Record drawing for a carpet for the drawing room, 1775, executed with minor alterations


Plan of a quarter-drawn rectangular carpet as Adam volume 52/140


bar scale of 7/10 inch to 1 foot


Carpet for the Drawing room at Newby and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 02/12/1775
    Adelphi Decr 2nd 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including verdigris, pink and Indian red on laid paper (605 x 426)


Adam office hand, either Joseph Bonomi or Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
Harris, 1963, Index p. 51
Beard, 1978, p. 62
Harris, 2001, pp. 228, 357
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 263
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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