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  • image SM 33/3/B4

Reference number

SM 33/3/B4


[58] Design No 1 for shield (and library doors)


Elevation of door with shield


to a scale


The Marquis of Buckingham / Details for Gothic Library at Stowe, Molding, Note / If the shields are not used / in the cieling They may be / introduced in the doors as shewn / at B which will require / No 28 of them // The shields being small / would suit the doors / much more than / the Cieling: & the roses / being introduced to / terminate the points / of the Curves EE / would give variety / & is likewise agreeable / to the Chapel of Henry VII, B, 2 --, No1

Signed and dated

  • 00/00/1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, red, yellow and blue washes on laid paper with several fold marks (433 x 303)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837)
The drawing is not by Soane but the added note is in his hand.


Apparently the shields could have been used for the ceiling or for the doors.



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