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image SM 33/3/B39

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SM 33/3/B39


[27] Staircases A B, C D, E F


>Section on the Line A-B, Section on the Line C-D and Sectiion on the Line E-F


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as above, The Marquis of Buckingham, Sketch of a design for the Staircase &c to Gothic Library at Stowe, No5, some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 19/03/1805
    Copy / Lincolns Innn [cut] / March / Mall / March 19 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper (688 x 544)
Pen, pencil, partly pricked for transfer, on laid paper (692 x 544)


The Soane office Day Book gives Storace and Malton as working on drawings for the 'Saxon Room' at Stowe. That is Brinsley John Storace (pupil April 1804 - February 1807) and Charles Malton (1788-? ) (pupil February1802 - February 1807)


Essentially the same as drawing [26] but without the washes and shading.



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