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image SM 31/4/5

Reference number

SM 31/4/5


[199] Working drawing for the chimney piece, 25 June 1802




bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


labelled Wall Line, Black Marble, Black Marble Shelf full 1 Inch thick, C projects before B as / much as the old fret / will permit -, The Black marble under / the fret to be flush with / the Jasper -, shelf (twice) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 25 June 1802
    Ealing - June 25. 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, brown ochre, yellow ochre and sepia washes, pricked for transfer, on laid paper (354 x 584)


Possibly William Edward Rolfe, draughtsman
W.E. Rolfe ( - c.1827, pupil 1801-1804)



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