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image SM volume 59/107

Reference number

SM volume 59/107


[12] Dining room, as [11] 1808


Interior perspective


Earl of Breadalbane and View of the Dining Room

Signed and dated

  • 00/00/1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen, warm sepia, pink, yellow, blue and green washes, ,uti-ruled and sepia wash border, on wove paper (340 430)


The office Day Book has an entry under 7 June 1808 - 'Lord Breadalbane / Copying internal Sketch / for fitting out of the Dinng / Rooom / Edwards' which suggests Francis Edwards 1784-1857) (improver July 1806 - June1809) as the draugstsman for this drawing - and probably the other drawings in this volume for Taymouth Castle.


See note to drawing [11]



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