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Reference number

SM 67/6/13


[10] Plan and section of burial chamber (29 August 1807)


Plan and section of burial chamber


bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot


Sir Francis Bourgeois and Sarcophagus twice and a few dimensions give

Signed and dated

  • 29/8/1807
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Augt 29th: 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, shaded, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (645 x 440)


James Adams Jun. (1785-1850) (pupil May 1806 - June 1809) Charles Malton (1788-?) was ill that day


The plan of the burial chamber may have been taken from drawing [5]. That drawing (made the day before) has the two steps between the two chambers erased; in this drawing they are restored. The three short walls appear again. Adams drew the section through the burial chamber twice the day before (see [7] and [8]). A small change has the arched gap above the twin sarcphagi removed.



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