An antique architectural hand colored bookplate on paper of the ceiling of Lady Bute's dressing room at Luton House. Luton Hoo (Luton, Hertfordshire, England, built 1767) was designed by architect Robert Adam and home to Lady Bute, Mary Stuart (nee Montagu), Countess of Bute, 1st Baroness Mount Stuart (English, 1716-94).
In English and French: Design of the Ceiling of Lady Bute's Dressing Room / Dessign du Plafond de la Chambre de Toilette de la Comtesse de Bute
James & Robert Adam, The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam, Esquires, Plate VII, page 46
Originally published: 1778-1822
Georgian | Neoclassical
Matted and framed
Robert Adam (Scottish, 1728-92) | Engraver: Benedetto Pastorini (Italian, circa 1740-1806). Robert and James Adam (Scottish, 1732-94) were the sons of Scotland’s most famous architect William Adam (1689–1748) and built some of the most famous buildings in England including Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor and Syon House.
Marked in plate (lower right): B. Pastorini sculpt.
George III (1760-1820) | Late 18th century
(2) Width 29 Depth 1.5 Height 24 inches
Sight: Width 22.5 Height 16 inches
Note: some yellowing to paper