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Robert Adam, 1728–1792

Headfort House, Ireland: Elevation of the Eating Parlor

Additional Title(s):

Design of a Chimney Piece for the Eating Parlor

Materials & Techniques:
Pen and black and brown ink, gray wash and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, white laid paper
Sheet: 25 11/16 x 14 9/16 inches (65.2 x 37 cm)

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: "Design of a Chimney Piece for the Eating Parlor"; in pen and brown ink, left, dimensions given; in pen and brown ink, lower center, bar scale: "Scale of 12", "9", '6", "3", "0", and "1" to "5 feet"

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:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
acanthus | architectural subject | chimney pieces | columns | Corinthian order | dining room | festoons | fireplace | Graces (Charites), generally three in number; 'Gratie' (Ripa) | mantlepieces | Neoclassical | rosettes | scale | terms (sculpture)
Associated Places:
Headfort House | Ireland | Kells | Leinster | Meath
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IIIF Manifest:

Ireland - Art on a World Stage 1690-1840 (The Art Institute of Chicago, 2015-03-17 - 2015-06-07) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

William Laffan, Ireland : crossroads of art and design, 1690-1840, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2015, p. 225, no. 1, no. 1, N6787 .I74 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 2, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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