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image SM 33/3/1

Reference number

SM 33/3/1

Purpose

[61] Designs for crockets

Aspect

Sketch designs

Inscribed

C, A Crocket on point of / Canopies, B Crocket to tops of Pinnacles / on each side of do, C Moulding of Tracery on / front Between the Pinnacles / and at bottom or cieling of / Canopies

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (330 x 202)

Hand

John Soane ?

Watermark

C Patch 1794

Notes

Carved projections usually of stylized leaves placed on the sloping sides of spires, pinnacles, canopies etc., in Gothic architecture.

Level

drawing

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