Office of Robert Adam

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Office of Robert Adam
1728-1792
Chimneypiece with Top Frieze of Alternating Rosettes and Epergne with Garlands and Vase in form of Antefixed Birds in Center: Herms in Side Panels
Pen and black ink, with gray wash, on paper; framing line in black ink.
14 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches (360 x 515 mm)
Gift of Mr. Junius S. and Mr. Henry S. Morgan, 1958.
1958.23:1
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Inscribed at upper center, "Design of a Chimney Piece for the Saloon / A / 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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