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  • image SM 33/3/B29

Reference number

SM 33/3/B29


[19] Working drawing for a column


Plan (and elevations) of the Column Lobby adjoiniing Gothic Library - Stowe


to a scale


as above, The Marq: of Buckingham, Capital full size, Base of Column, The large Rib marked b.b. in the Plan to / be the same as the large Rib in the back / The Rib a.a. the same as the smaller one / in the same Cast, Stone, Stucco, Base of Column, Capital full size, and No 5

Signed and dated

  • 16/07/1805
    Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields July 16 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and red wash, on laid paper (670 x 553)


The office Day Book for 16 July 1805 has Storace doing this drawing - that is - Brinsley John Storace (pupil April 1804 - February 1807).


Drawing [17] has another reference to Henry VII Chapel. See also drawings [55] - [57] for more designs for capitals presumably for the lobby/stair?



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