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.
Design of the Ceiling of the Library or Great Room at Kenwood / Dessein du plafond de la Biblioteque de la Villa, de Kenwood
James & Robert Adam, The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam, Esquires, Volume I, Plate VII, No. II.
Originally published: 1774-1822
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 center) Published as the Act directs 13th February 1774; (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.