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[43] Presentation drawing by J.M. Gandy of variant design for the principal staircase, 18 August 1799


Interior perspective as in drawing 42

Signed and dated

Augst 18th 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen and coloured washes within quadruple-ruled and black and grey wash border, pasted on larger sheet with five-ruled and black and grey wash border, on laid paper (506 x 728)


Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843), draughtsman
J.M. Gandy (1771-1843)



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