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  • image SM 64/1/6

Reference number

SM 64/1/6


[143] Variant design for the organ case in the music and breakfast room, 12 October 1799


The Plan of the Organ; The Elevation; The Elevation of / the side; rough plan showing the shouldered corner; rough plan showing an alternative curving design for the corner; rough elevation of the alternative design; (verso) detail of a dentillated cornice


bar scale of 5/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, William Praed Esqr, dimensions given in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 12 October 1799
    Lincolns Inn Fields Octr 12 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey, pink, Naples yellow and burnt umber washes, on laid paper with six fold marks (427 x 319)


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