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image SM volume 59/89

Reference number

SM volume 59/89

Purpose

[174] Alternative design for a stove in the entrance hall in the form of the upper part of a suit of armour, 1799

Aspect

Front elevation

Scale

to a scale

Signed and dated

Datable to 1799 in accord with drawing 173

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and grey and Payne's grey washes on laid paper (230 x 335)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office

Watermark

pasted down in volume

Literature

P. Ward-Jackson, English furniture designs of the eighteenth century (for the Victoria & Albert Museum), 1959, plate 306 and 306a; D. Stroud, Sir John Soane, Architect, 1984, p. 138.

Level

Drawing

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