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SM volume 66/3-5


Record drawings (3)


12-14 Plan. Design for Senate House / made in Rome in 1779; Senate House Elevation see Plan No.3 (on f.3) 1779; Senate House Section (1779)


No.12 to a smaller scale than Nos 13-14. No. 13 inscribed (feint pencil) Imaginary Scale with bar scale of 5/12 inch to 11 feet (approximately)


as above

Medium and dimensions

Pen, Venetian red and grey wash, pencil; pen and wash, shaded; pen and wash, shaded on laid paper (702 x 495)




Edmeades & Pine and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with GR below (all)


Presumably copied by an unidentified pupil from drawings 7-9 though, interestingly, these record drawings show that the original section (drawing 9) had been an elevation/section until severely trimmed.



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