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Robert Adam, 1728–1792, British

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

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

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:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
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
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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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