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image SM 6/5/4

Reference number

SM 6/5/4

Purpose

[11] Working drawing for book shelves

Aspect

Section showing bookcase wall

Scale

scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

The Earl of Liverpoool, Coombe House, Section on the line A. B. -1 1 1/2 deep, 3 deep, 1.0 deep and dimensions given

Signed and dated

May 3rd 1809

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (338 x 554)

Hand

Francis Edwards (1784 - 1857)
Improver July 1806-January 1837

Notes

Close to what is seen on drawings [8] and [9] and with the narrow left-hand cupboard resolved.

Level

Drawing

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