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Robert Adam, 1728–1792, British

Headfort House, Ireland: Elevation of the Eating Parlor

Additional Title(s):

Design for finishing the Chimney side of the Eating Parlor. For The Right Hon.ble The Earl of Bective.

Graphite, pen and black ink and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 17 7/8 x 24 1/2 inches (45.4 x 62.2 cm)

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: "Design for finishing the Chimney side of the Eating Parlor. For The Right Hon.ble The Earl of Bective."; in pen and brown ink, lower center, bar scale labeled: "5", "10", "20", "30", "40 feet"; inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, upper right : "Chimney side of my Parlor"

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 | chimney pieces | dining rooms | doors | frames (furnishings) | mantlepieces | Neoclassical | paintings | sphinx
Associated Places:
Headfort House | Ireland | Kells
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City dwellings and country houses, Robert Adam and his style. , Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 1982, no.88, NJ18 Ad3 C66 (Haas)+ Oversize

David N. Durant, Life in the Country House: A Historical Dictionary, John Murray, London, p. 103, fig. 100, DA110 D87 1996 (LC) (YCBA)

Georgian Group, Robert Adam and His Brothers: New Light on Britain's leading Architectural Family, Historic England, Swindon, p. 147, fig. 6.6, NJ18.Ad3 G46 2019 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

Desmond Guinness, Irish houses & castles, Crescent Books, New York, 1971, pp. 30-1, DA985 G85 1971 + (YCBA)

Richard Ireland, Headfort, a Robert Adam designed house interior rediscovered , Journal of Architectural Conservation, vol. 17, no. 1, March, 2011, p. 63, 66, fig. 6, V 2318 (YCBA)

Eric R. Wolterstorff, British architectural drawings., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1982, V 0251 (YCBA)

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