ADAM, Robert
(b. 1728, Kirkcaldy, d. 1792, London)

Interior view

Syon House, Brentford, Middlesex

The Red Drawing Room is designed as an ante chamber to the Long Gallery. The walls are hung in crimson Spitalfield silk cloth and give the room a rich warmth. The ceiling is made up of 239 roundels painted by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785). The room also holds an important collection of portraits from Stuart royalty and the Percy family, apparently Sir Peter Lely's portrait of Charles I and the Duke of York were painted at Syon.

The picture shows the Red Drawing Room.