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

Headfort House, Ireland: Lady's Room Ceiling

Additional Title(s):

Design of a Ceiling for the Lady's Room over the Saloon for the Right Honble. Earl of Bective

Date:
1772
Medium:
Graphic, watercolor with pen and black ink on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 3/8 x 22 3/16 inches (44.1 x 56.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: "Design of a Cieling for the Lady's Room over the Saloon. For His Right Honble. The Earl of Bective."; lower center: "Cornice" | labeled scale; inscribed on verso, center right: "Ceiling for the Room over The Saloon | A Design for A Ceiling for the Room over the Saloon at Headfort"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.805
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
anthemions | architectural subject | ceiling | festoons | friezes | Graces (Charites), generally three in number; 'Gratie' (Ripa) | griffins | Neoclassical | rosettes | saloon | scale (rule) | urns | women
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:12214
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