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Reference number

SM 47/5/48

Purpose

[43] Design for a cornice for the staircases at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 2 October 1827

Aspect

Section of the cornice for the staircase and mouldings in profile

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Bethnal Green Chapel / Cornice for Staircases (Full Size) / Measures / Two Shillings the price stated in the Specification / four shillings RS / two shillings & six pence Rob Streather and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • 2 October 1827
    2nd. Octr. 1827.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured wash of pink, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (467 x 350)

Verso

three faded pencil designs of unknown subjects

Level

Drawing

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