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Reference number

SM volume 62 (was 44 and before that 52): f. 5 recto

Purpose

[11] Record copy of working drawing for cornice to drawing room, 12 April 1792

Aspect

Cornice to Drawing Room full Size

Scale

see above

Inscribed

as above, Godfrey Thornton Esqr Mogerhanger

Signed and dated

April 12th 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (322 x 200)

Hand

Frederick Meyer (1775), draughtsman
Meyer and/or Chawner (same hand as drawings 7-9) (Frederick Meyer, 1775-?, pupil 1791-1796); Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794))
Pupil 1788-94 Thomas Chawner, draughtsman
Meyer and/or Chawner (same hand as drawings 7-9) (Frederick Meyer, 1775-?, pupil 1791-1796); Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794))

Watermark

crown over GR

Level

Drawing

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