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Creator:
Robert Adam, 1728–1792, British
Title:
Headfort House, Ireland: Ceiling of the Front Hall
Date:
1771
Medium:
Pen and black and brown ink with gray wash on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/8 x 20 inches (36.5 x 50.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: "Design of a cieling for the Hall. For the Right Hon.ble The Earl of Bective."; in pen and black ink on bottom center with scale, marked in feet; in pen and brown ink lower left: "Robt Adam Archt. 1771"; inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, bottom left: "The Ceiling of my Hall at Headfort"

Signed and dated in pen and brown ink, lower left: "Robt Adam Archt. 1771."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.785
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | ceilings | grotesques | halls | Neoclassical
Associated Places:
Headfort House | Ireland | Kells
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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City Dwellings and Country Houses - Robert Adam and his Style (Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 1982-01-19 - 1982-04-11)

Publications:
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City dwellings and country houses, Robert Adam and his style. , Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 1982, NJ18 Ad3 C66 (Haas)+ Oversize

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12193
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