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image SM volume 65/19

Reference number

SM volume 65/19


[8] Great dining room, as [7] 12 April 1809


Plan and laid out elevations


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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

  • 21/04/1809
    April 21st 1809

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, on laid paper (286 x 459)


The office Day Book for 21.4.1809 has 'Copying drawings into the Book / Chantrell' that is Robert Dennis ChantrellL (1793-1872) (pupil June 1807-May 1815)


This drawing is close to drawing [7] except that, for example, the wall elevations are entire, that is, not half-sections as with [7]; the design is the same.



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