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image SM 41/51 verso

Reference number

SM 41/51 verso

Purpose

[10] Record copy of working drawing for the drawing room, sections, April 1785

Aspect

The Section of the End of the Drawing Room / next the old House, Half the Section of the Drawing Room lengthways and details of mouldings

Scale

feint pencil bar scale of ? and ½ the full Size

Inscribed

as above, Withdrawing Room, Architrave for the Doors & Windows ½ Size, labelled B, C and Wall Line; Base & Surbase Moldings ½ Size; Moldings to / Pannells of the Shutters / & doors labelled Stile; the Pannells / & margins the same / dimentions (sic) as those of / the Eating Room labelled Stile; Moldings round the pannells / in the Cieling; details of Greek fret labelled A. Left-hand section labelled Picture (twice) and lettered A (twice), B (twice) and C (twice); right-hand section labelled Pannels 1':8" Square, O Keep this Centre (twice), B (twice), C (twice) and a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

April 1785

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

fleur-de-lis

Level

Drawing

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