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image SM 81/2/63

Reference number

SM 81/2/63

Purpose

[77] Working drawing for library chimneypiece

Aspect

Plan, elevation, section and detail of Chimney Piece for the Library

Scale

bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, The Right Honble / The Lord Eliot, Black Marble (twice), White Marble, Line of Shelf and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields / July 17 : 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (347 x 569)

Hand

Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.

Notes

Quite close in design to drawing [76] though three inches taller and with a Greek fret motif instead of an incised panel. For a design for a chimneypiece for the circular drawing room see drawing [87].

Level

Drawing

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