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image Image 1 for SM (31) P12 (32) SM volume 57/94
image Image 2 for SM (31) P12 (32) SM volume 57/94
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Reference number

SM (31) P12 (32) SM volume 57/94

Purpose

Record drawing, not dated and drawing made for the engraver, 23 May 1816 (2)

Aspect

31 Perspective from the south-west of the tomb as executed 32 Plan (showing no stair to the vault) and front elevation as executed (with feint pencil cancellation)

Scale

(32) to a scale

Signed and dated

(32) Lincolns Inn Fields May 23rd 1816

Medium and dimensions

(31) Not available, framed and hung on south wall of Dressing Room, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields (Soane Museum) (32) pen, raw umber, sepia and pink washes within double pen border on wove paper (196 x 135)

Hand

(31-32) George Basevi (1794-1845, pupil 1810-16)

Notes

An entry for 23 May 1816 in the Day Book signed by Basevi reads: 'Making Outline of / the Monument in St Giles / Burial Ground for the Engraver'.

It is possible that both drawings were made for the engraver and that both were rejected since no engraving of either has yet been traced.

Level

Drawing

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