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Reference number

SM Adam volume 12/103


[5] Preliminary design for a ceiling for the second scheme for the eating parlour (later the ball room), 1775, executed with minor alterations


Plan of a rectangular tripartite ceiling, with a deep cove, ornamented with urns, connected by festoons hung from enclosed rosettes, and supporting anthemia, and with enclosed rosettes encircled by miniature rosettes within figure-of-eight beading in each corner, divided by bands ornamented with vines, and the central flat is ornamented with three square compartments containing enclosed rosettes within fans, encircled by circular frames of festoons and wreaths, and reed and ribbon, with rosettes enclosed within reed and ribbon on each side, a fan in each corner, and a border of reed and ribbon, and the whole central flat has a border of enclosed calyx, and laurel leaf tips


bar scale of 2/5 inch to 1 foot


Design of a Cieling for the Eating Parlor. for The Right Honorable The Earl of Bective / cieling for the Eating room for The Earl of Bective / Picture in Chiaro Scuro & / dark green ground / A / A / A / A / B / B / C / C / A / C / B / B / C / A light green . B second tint / C darkest tint

Signed and dated

  • 02/12/1775
    Adelphi / 2d. Decr. 1775 / Adelphi Decr/ 2d/ 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (620 x 455)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 52
Harris, 1973, note to pl. 28
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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