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  • image SM 81/1/39

Reference number

SM 81/1/39


[10] Copy for a chimney-piece in the Tapestry Room, June 1787


Part-plan, elevation and details of mouldings


bar scale of 1/12 inch to one inch and full size


(pencil) The Roses in the Pilasters & frieze / A to be varied / AA These Plinths are not to be / worked until directed / CC The Centers of the different / ornaments are to be perpendicular / one over the other

Signed and dated

  • c. June 1787
    datable to c. June 1787 in accord with drawings 8 and 9

Medium and dimensions

pen, black and sepia washes, shaded, some pricking for transfer, on laid paper with one fold mark (580 x 666)


Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
John McDonnell (pupil 18 March 1786-91)


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, ornate W



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