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image SM 80/1/79

Reference number

SM 80/1/79

Purpose

[44] Working drawing for cornices in the picture room, 6 November 1789

Aspect

Detail of the cornice at the base of the lantern as in drawing 43; and rough elevation of moulding with egg and dart above fluting (as in drawing 41)

Scale

full size

Inscribed

as above, Cornice in the Circular Room, The Earl of Abercorn, Cieling, Cornice at the bottom / / of the skylight D, Depth of the flutes and (pencil) calculations

Signed and dated

Copy Novr 6th 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey and pink washes, pencil on laid paper (584 x 699)

Hand

Attributed to Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs, draughtsman
attributed to John Sanders (1768 - , pupil 1784-90)

Level

Drawing

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