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

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.

Date:
1775
Medium:
Graphite, pen and black ink and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 7/8 x 24 1/2 inches (45.4 x 62.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1975.2.791
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | chimney pieces | dining rooms | doors | frames (furnishings) | mantlepieces | Neoclassical | paintings | sphinx
Associated Places:
Headfort House | Ireland | Kells
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12199
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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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