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SM 7/1/3


[7] Great dining room, design, May 1808


Plan and laid out half wall elevatiions


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot ?


Section of the different sides, and the Ceiling of the / Great Dining Room, Taymouth Castle, the Entablature / to be of enriched stucco work, the 6 side Compartments in / the Ceiling which are left unfinished are proposed to be / filled up with reclining figures / No 84

Signed and dated

  • 00/05/1808
    May 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia washes, shaded, triple ruled and sepia wash border, on wove paper (494 x 707)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office


J Whatman


The ceiling is elaborate and has compartments that are to have sculptures added.



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