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  • image SM 31/2/51

Reference number

SM 31/2/51


[208] Preliminary working drawing and design for the interior, 3-6 February 1801


Perspective of Library from the window (west side) looking towards the Breakfast Room, (verso) details of Parts of the Bookcases and Pilaster in Library ½ size Eat[in]g Room


verso ½ full size


verso: as above, labelled and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 3 February 1801 - 6 February 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, Naples yellow, cerulean blue, Venetian red, yellow ochre and sepia washes, within four-ruled grey border, on wove paper; verso, pen, pencil and Naples yellow wash (468 x 676)


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