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SM 77/4/20


[63] Working drawing for the balustraded parapet, pilasters and Ionic portico, 24 March 1795


Elevation and section detail of Capital to Pilasters; (verso) cancelled detail of Ionic capital


1/2 the full size; (verso) full size


as above, William Praed Esqr Tyringham, Face of Pilaster, Face of Ashler (sic) between Pilasters, Face of Architrave, Bottom of Architrave, This sinking to be made in the / upper edge of the last course of the Ashlering (sic)

Signed and dated

  • 24 March 1795
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields March 24th / 1795 and (Copy delivered to Lorrimer March 25 1795)

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and red wash on cartridge paper with one fold mark (320 x 520)


Attributed to Henry Provis, draughtsman
Attributed to Henry Provis (1760-1830, clerk 1791-1802)



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