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SM (61) P118


Drawing made for exhibition, 1824


61 Perspective of the north-west corner

Signed and dated

  • datable to 1824

Medium and dimensions



J.M. Gandy (1771-1843)


Gandy's perspective was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1824.


M. Richardson, 'John Soane and the Temple of Vesta', Architectural History, volume 46, 2003, p. 140



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