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  • image SM 81/2/36

Reference number

SM 81/2/36


[51] Working drawing for a chimneypiece, 29 May 1802


Detail of part of a chimneypiece


bar scale


Fleet Street, labelled: Wall line, Wood, Vaned (sic) Marble

Signed and dated

  • 29 May 1802
    Lincolns Inn Fields / May 29 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (642 x 554)


Soane Office


The chimneypiece is simply decorated with recessed panels on the jambs and roll moulding at the edge of the mantelpiece.



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