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Reference number

SM 8/3/1


[12] Design for a greenhouse, 1812




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The Right Honble / the Earl of Liverpool

Signed and dated

  • 05/09/1812
    Lincolin Inn Fields Sepr 5 1812

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow, green, blue, sepia, burnt umber washes with muyipruled and sepia wash border on wove paper (311 x 425)


A later scheme of 1819 does not show this greenhouse so presumably it was not built.



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