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image 28/6/20

Reference number

28/6/20

Purpose

[25] Design for the library, 22 October 1789

Aspect

Plan and laid out wall elevations

Scale

bar scale of 3/16 inch to one foot

Inscribed

Section of Finishings to Library, Library, AAA (twice), Bookcase (four times), Closet, Plaister (7 times), flush bead (3 times), flush, Wainscot (6 times), Angle bead in Plaister (twice), Pilaster (12 times), Standard (4 times), angle bead (twice), Sqr (twice), AAA these Widths of Bookcases to be equal, some dimensions given and (Bailey) Shottisham

Signed and dated

Copy October 22nd 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer, on laid paper (642 x 519)

Hand

Sanders, John (1768--1826), draughtsman
John Sanders (pupil 1 September 1784-90)

Level

Drawing

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