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  • image SM 29/1/1

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SM 29/1/1


[9] Presentation drawing, more or less as executed, Perspective, July 1787


Perspective View of the Entrance Front of Chillington in Staffordshire, the Seat of Thomas Giffard Esqre


as above

Signed and dated

  • July 1787
    datable to July 1787 (see note on Hand below)

Medium and dimensions

pen, cream, sepia, blue, green, yellow and burnt umber washes, shaded on laid paper within triple ruled, black, cream and green washed border (460 x 664)


Christopher Ebdon (c.1744 - 1824)
Christopher Ebdon (1744-1824). Soane's 'Journal No 1' has an entry for 3 July 1787 - 'Deliver'd to Mr G a fair finished drawing of Perspective View of Chillington on a sheet of Imperial Paper, drawn by Mr Ebdon'


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with GR below



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