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Creator:
Robert Adam, 1728–1792, British
Title:

Headfort House, Ireland: Elevations of the Front Hall

Additional Title(s):

Design for Finishing the Four Sides of the Hall, for the Right Honorable Earl of Bective

Date:
between 1771 and 1775
Medium:
Pen with black ink and gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions:
Sheet: 36 1/8 x 23 15/16 inches (91.8 x 60.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: "Design for finishing the four sides of the Hall. For the Right Honorable The Earl of Bective."; in pen and brown ink, center, dimensions given; in pen and brown ink, lower center, scale labeled; on sheet attached to back of mount, lower left: "Section of my Hall-"; on back of sheet attached to back of mount, lower left: "Hall Design-"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.786
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | caryatids | chimney pieces | doors | elevation (drawing) | fireplace | friezes | Graces (Charites), generally three in number; 'Gratie' (Ripa) | grotesques | hall | Neoclassical | niches | scale (rule) | urns | windows
Associated Places:
Headfort House | Ireland | Kells | Leinster | Meath
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12194
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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

Desmond Guinness, Irish houses & castles, Crescent Books, New York, 1971, p. 10, DA985 G85 1971 + (YCBA)

Giovanni Piranesi, The Spirit of antiquity, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Robert Adam, and Charles-Louis Clérisseau ; October 7 to November 25, 1984, Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, Missouri , Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, 1984, no. 11, NJ18 P66 S75 (YCBA)


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