Office of Robert Adam

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Office of Robert Adam
1728-1792
Chimneypiece with Center Tablet Showing Apollo with Virgil and Homer at Left, Tasso and Milton at Right, and Frieze of Garlands and Musical Instruments: Consoles and 3 wreaths with Pendant Husk Flowers at Sides. Scales
Pen and black ink, with gray wash, over graphite, on paper; framing line in black ink.
13 3/8 x 18 1/2 inches (340 x 470 mm)
Gift of Mr. Junius S. and Mr. Henry S. Morgan, 1958.
1958.23:3
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Inscribed, "Design of a Chimney Piece for the East and [illegible] parts of Center Room of Library / E / 2 Chimney Pieces of this Design". Scale indicated at bottom.

Provenance: 
Mrs. J.P. Morgan; by descent to her sons, Junius S. and Henry S. Morgan.
Bibliography: 

Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Ninth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958 & 1959. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1959, p. 110-111.

Associated names: 

Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.

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