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Reference number

77/3/53

Purpose

[28] Record copy of working drawing for the library, 23 October 1789

Aspect

Full size details of mouldings to the lower part of the bookcases

Scale

full size

Inscribed

Elevation of Pilaster at the bottom, Plan of Pilaster, Moldings to / Door Pannels, Elevation of Standard to Bookcases, Plan of Standard, Surbase Moldings, Architrave to Windows, line of Wainscot, Slips to Support Shelves, Slip

Signed and dated

Copy Octr 23 / 23rd / 23d 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and light red wash on laid paper (663 x 575)

Hand

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

Level

Drawing

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