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image SM volume 41/43 recto

Reference number

SM volume 41/43 recto

Purpose

[3] Record copy, design for entablatures and mouldings in new eating room, c. early 1785

Aspect

Details of wall Entablature &c with egg and dart mouldings, water-leaf on cyma reversa moulding and frieze with detail of three poppy heads and crossed ? batons (a motif used also for Letton Hall, drawing 42, q.v.)

Scale

½ Size

Inscribed

as above, (upper egg and dart moulding) This Moldg is continued / so as to / form the / Oval in the Ceilg / A. and (of frieze) In Metopes alternately this / Ornament & Bacchus head surrounded with Vine Leaves and (pencil) Pl[aster] Eating Room Taverham

Signed and dated

Datable to c. early 1785, see scheme notes

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink wash, pencil on laid paper (240 x 362) bound in 'Precedents in Architecture' volume 41

Hand

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

Watermark

T French

Level

Drawing

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