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image SM 47/5/47

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SM 47/5/47


[42] Design for a cornice for the staircase at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 28 September 1827


Elevation and section of the cornice to the western staircase, along with the mouldings shown in profile


to a scale


Cornice to Staircase (West). Full size. / (in pencil) Mr Streather to give a price per foot for [this] Cornice / as soon as possible & [_ _ _ _ _ _] with [State?] the result the Price must be at per foot / five Shillings per foot Running R.. Streather and some measurements and calculations

Signed and dated

  • 28 September 1827
    Sept 28: 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured wash of pink, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (546 x 380)




Du Prey, 1985, p. 77 Cat. No. 246, Pl. 41



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