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image SM 77/1/58

Reference number

SM 77/1/58


[71] Working drawing for the roof timbers, 30 April 1795


Plan of Timbers of Flat / over Tribune; Section from / T to V; Section from Q to R on Plan; Section from W to X on Plan; Section from Y / to Z on Plan


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot, approximately


as above, William Praed Esqr, The letters on the plan refer to / the same letters on the Sections // The Cistern is over the Water Closet only / & not over the Passage, Centre line / of Pilaster, Cistern, Cistern, lettered A to Z, (pencil) E, B, D, F, Binding joist

Signed and dated

  • 5 May 1795
    Lincolns Inn Fields May 5th 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and pink and grey washes on laid paper (558 x 330)


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