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  • image SM 80/1/64

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SM 80/1/64


[12] Working drawing for the drawing and eating rooms, cornices, 5 February 1790


Full size details for cornices in the drawing and eating rooms and in the bedrooms


full size


Cornice to the Eating Room full size, Line of Cieling, Line of finished wall, CACA / A. Equal to the width of a Console and / recessed between the Blocks B. ¾ of an / inch - C. Square; Cornice to the drawing Room full size, Spandrill, Cornice at the Bottom of the Spandrills / in Staircase full size, Line of finished wall, Line of wall / when finished, Cove; Cornice ^ to the Bed-Chambers / full size

Signed and dated

  • 5 February 1790
    Copy Welbeck Street Feby 5th 1790

Medium and dimensions

pen, sepia and raw umber washes, shaded, on laid paper with one fold mark


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



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