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image SM 67/6/11

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SM 67/6/11


[13] Alternative sections through burial chamber (29 and 31 August 1807)


Two alternative sections


bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot


Sir Francis Bourgeois some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 29/08/1807
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Augt 29th 1807 and August 31st 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink and blue washes. shaded, on wove paper (683 x 479)


29 August 1807 - James Adams Jun. (1785-1850) (pupil May 1806 - June 1809) - Charles Malton was illl that day
31 August 1807 - Charles Malton (1788-?) (pupil, assistant February 1802 - December 1809) and Francis Edwards (1784- 1857) (Improver July 1806 - October 1810)


The slight alternative treatment relates to the entrance of the burial chamber. See also drawing [15] for a similar design.



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