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SM Adam volume 17/146


[1] Design for a screen for Miss Lowther, 1776


Elevation and part section of a square screen, with a central circular frame ornamented with waterleaf, with enclosed rosettes in each corner, and a fluted outer frame, and supported by a pole surmounted by a pinecone


to a scale


Screen for Miss Lowther

Signed and dated

  • 23/12/1776
    Adelphi / 23d Decr 1776

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes of sepia and Indian yellow on laid paper (348 x 482)


Adam office hand


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