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image SM volume 61/1

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SM volume 61/1


[41] Presentation drawing, September 1828


Plan of the Basement story


1/12 inch to 1 foot


as above, of Pelwall House near Market Drayton, the Seat of Purney Sillitoe Esqre

Signed and dated

  • September 1828
    datable to September 1828

Medium and dimensions

Pen, coloured washes including pink, raw umber and Payne's grey on laid paper (295 x 475)


Attributed to Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
Attributed to C.J. Richardson (1809-72, pupil 1824-37)


shield and fleur-de-lis with CA


D. Jenkins, The History of Pell Wall; its estate and owners, Pell Wall Preservation Trust, 2003, p. 19.



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