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image SM 33/3/B53

Reference number

SM 33/3/B53

Purpose

[7] Designs for ceiling and two walls

Aspect

Plan of ceiling and elevations for window wall and chimneypiece wall

Scale

bar scale pf 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

The Marquiss of Buckingham, Design for the Gothic Library at Stowe and (pencil) B

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields Jany 28th: 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink and blue washes, shaded , with triple ruled and black wash border, on wove paper (481 x 684)

Hand

(Charles Malton 1788 - ?) (pupil February 1802 - December 1809)

Notes

The design for the ceiling is freer than in drawing [6] and the side panels (one marked 'B') respond to the panelled decoration of the walls. Here, the end wall varies from that of drawing [6] and the design is helped by a shared height to the bottom tier of ornament.

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Drawing

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