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image SM 38/3/5

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SM 38/3/5


[7] Survey of mouldings


Details of a door, cornice and console


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 inch


The Honble / S Perceval, labelled: Door, Fanlight, Architrave, Frieze, Cornice to Door, Cornice over Door, String, Profile of Truss and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (565 x 689)


This drawing shows parts of the architrave around the door in elevation and in profile, including an ornate console that is ornamented with guilloche, acanthus leaves and a shell. The shading shows that the frieze is pulvinated (convex - literally, 'cushion-like'). The pattern of the fanlight is not reproduced.



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