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Reference number

SM 33/3/B31


[10] Designs for ceiling


Plan pf a Quarter of the Ceiling of the New Library and details of profiles


full size


as above, The Marquis of Buckingham Stowe, Plan above the Capital Showing the Spring , line of ----, I, II, III, A, Impost Molding, Wood Bead, Impost Moldg, Plain Sunk Pannel and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 08/11/1805
    Nov. 8 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, some pencil , partly pricked for transfer, on stout wove paper (525 x 740)


The office Day Book for 15 March 1805 has Malton and Seward working on drawings for Stowe, that is Charles Malton (1788 - ?) (pupil February 1802 - December 1809) and Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848) (pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808)


Slight detail of ceiling on verso



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