ROBERT ADAM Colored Bookplate Engraving, Ceiling of the Library at Kenwood
ROBERT ADAM Colored Bookplate Engraving, Ceiling of the Library at Kenwood ROBERT ADAM Colored Bookplate Engraving, Ceiling of the Library at Kenwood ROBERT ADAM Colored Bookplate Engraving, Ceiling of the Library at Kenwood ROBERT ADAM Colored Bookplate Engraving, Ceiling of the Library at Kenwood ROBERT ADAM Colored Bookplate Engraving, Ceiling of the Library at Kenwood ROBERT ADAM Colored Bookplate Engraving, Ceiling of the Library at Kenwood ROBERT ADAM Colored Bookplate Engraving, Ceiling of the Library at Kenwood ROBERT ADAM Colored Bookplate Engraving, Ceiling of the Library at Kenwood
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ROBERT ADAM Colored Bookplate Engraving, Ceiling of the Library at Kenwood

DETAILS
An antique architectural hand colored plate on paper of the painted plaster and stucco ceiling of the interior of the library or Great Room at Kenwood House. Kenwood House (Hamstead Heath, London, England, built early 17th century) was remodelled by architect Robert Adam from 1764-79 for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield. Now Kenwood is home to the 1st Earl of Iveagh's famed collection of Old Master and British paintings including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer.
TITLE
Design of the Ceiling of the Library or Great Room at Kenwood / Dessein du plafond de la Biblioteque de la Villa, de Kenwood
LITERATURE
James & Robert Adam, The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam, Esquires, Volume I, Plate VII, No. II.
EDITION
Originally published: 1774-1822
STYLE
Georgian | Neoclassical
FRAMING
Matted and framed
MAKER
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.
MARKS
Marked (in plate): (lower center) Published as the Act directs 13th February 1774; (lower right) B. Pastorini sculpt.
PERIOD
George III (1760-1820) | Late 18th century
DATE
Dated 1774
DIMENSIONS
(2) Width 29 Depth 1.5 Height 24 inches
Sight: Width 22.5 Height 16 inches
CONDITION
Note: some yellowing to paper.
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