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SM 29/4A/11


[11] Working drawing for the drawing and eating rooms, mouldings, 8 February 1790


Full size details for mouldings for architraves, dados and skirtings for drawing and eating rooms


full size


as above, Line of finished work (twice), Architrave to the Door Windows / of the drawing Room full size, Architrave to the Doors & Windows / of the Eating Room full size, Base & Surbase Holdings to the / Drawing Room full size, Base & Surbase Molding to the / Eating Room full size, Plinth 6inch high and Charles Collyer Esqr

Signed and dated

  • 8 February 1790
    Copy 8 Feby 1790

Medium and dimensions

pen and raw umber wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (552 x 670)


Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
John McDonnell (pupil 1786-91)



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