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image SM 67/6/13

Reference number

SM 67/6/13

Purpose

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

Aspect

Plan and section of burial chamber

Scale

bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Sir Francis Bourgeois and Sarcophagus twice and a few dimensions give

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields / Augt 29th: 1807

Medium and dimensions

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

Hand

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

Notes

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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drawing

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