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

Headfort House, Ireland: Eating Parlor Ceiling

Date:
1775
Medium:
Graphite, pen and black ink, and watercolor on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 7/8 x 25 5/8 inches (47.9 x 65.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: "Design of a Cieling for the Eating Parlor for The Right Honorable The Earl of Bective"; in pen and brown ink, lower center, bar scale labeled: "Scale of", "5", "10", "20", "30 Feet"; inscribed on verso, upper left: "Ceiling & Chimney side of | my Large Parlor | 1776"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.795
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | ceiling | dining room | friezes | Graces (Charites), generally three in number; 'Gratie' (Ripa) | Neoclassical | parlor | patera | urns
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:12202
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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

Georgian Group, Robert Adam and His Brothers: New Light on Britain's leading Architectural Family, Historic England, Swindon, p. 154, fig. 6.12, NJ18.Ad3 G46 2019 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

Richard Ireland, Headfort, a Robert Adam designed house interior rediscovered , Journal of Architectural Conservation, vol. 17, no. 1, March, 2011, pp. 63,67, fig. 7, V 2318 (YCBA)


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