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SM 67/6/9


[8] Sections through burial chamber and entrance (28 August 1807)


Section on the line C D, Section on the line E F


bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot


as above, 2 omit Urn, Sir Francis Bourgeois

Signed and dated

  • 28/08/1807
    L.I.F. Augst 28:1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue and pink washes, pencil added, shaded, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (667 x 448)


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


A comparison with drawing [7] shows tentative changes to the area flanking the single sarchophagus as well as a note to omit the added urns. Both drawings ([7] and [8]) were made on the same day and it is not clear which was made first. See also drawing [12] which is similar except for the omission of the arches above the sarcophagi.



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