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image SM 67/6/8

Reference number

SM 67/6/8


[7] Section of burial chamber (28 August 1807)


Cross section of burial chamber


bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot


Sir Francis Bourgeois

Signed and dated

  • 28/08/1807
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Augt 28t :1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink and blue washes, shaded, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (495 x 460)


James Adams Jun. (1785-1850) (pupil May 1806 - June 1809) and Charles Malton (1788-?) (pupil February 1802- December 1809)


The three sarcphagi were intended for Noel Desenfans, Sir Francis and Lady Bourgeois.



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