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SM volume 42/140 recto and verso


Preliminary designs


Part elevation to a larger scale of a chimney-piece with panel pilaster on the jambs and bosses on the frieze; sketch elevation of same chimney-piece; two sketch alternative elevations; and sketch detail; (verso) part plan with apsidal end, perhaps related to the following drawing (42/141)


three flush / beads, dimensions given and sums

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, pencil; (verso) brown pen on laid paper with three fold marks (195 x 323)




C Patch 1799


The plan on the verso may be related to a plan for a greenhouse on the following drawing (42/141)



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