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image SM 67/6/14

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SM 67/6/14


[16] Section through burial chamber with sarcophagi (4 September 1807)


Section on the line B A


Bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot


as above, Sir Francis Bourgeois and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 04/09/1807
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Septr: 4th 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink and blue washes, on wove paper (597 x 458)


James Adams, jnr (1785-1850) (Pupil May 1806 - June 1809)


The placement of the sarcophagi has been changed from that of earlier drawings. See also drawing [15] for a similar section though without the sarcophagi.



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