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  • image SM 80/1/74

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SM 80/1/74


[172] Working drawing for the inner hall, 30 March 1799


Detail of capitals to the plinths


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as above, Capital & plinth, for the inner hall at / Bentley Priory, in wood, plaister, NB These pilasters / to project as little / as possible from the / wall ½ inch or ¾, plain plinth / to reach with / the beaded / skirting of the inner hall; (verso) To Mr John Pullinger / at the Marquiss of Abercorn's / Bentley Priory / Stanmore, single sheet

Signed and dated

  • 30 March 1799
    March 30 1799

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and wash on laid paper with multiple fold marks (458 x 340)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect


J Bigg and horn within crowned cartouche and JB below



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