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image SM 81/1/25

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SM 81/1/25


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


Part-plan, elevation and details of mouldings with addition of festoon motif to tablet and the mouldings more fully drawn out; verso: (feint pencil) section of a building with double-height ground floor with conical top lighting (on left), three storeys (centre), and double-height columned portico (right)


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

Signed and dated

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 (486 x 645)


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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