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image SM 63/7/24

Reference number

SM 63/7/24

Purpose

Presentation drawing (relating to Stage IV) showing an alternative treatment to the entrance, early March 1816

Aspect

24 Bird's eye view from the south-west showing that the elements of the gateway, seen in earlier drawings, have been adapted to form a pedestal either side of the gate-opening that support a reduced version of the scrolled crowning feature of the gateway; (pencil) detail of acroterion

Signed and dated

datable to early March 1816

Medium and dimensions

Pen, raw umber, green, blue and washes, some watercolour technique on laid paper (369 x 535)

Hand

George Basevi (1794-1845, pupil 1810-16)

Watermark

fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and PS below

Level

Drawing

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