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SM 81/1/28


[33] Record copy of design for a chimney-piece, 20 February 1790


Plan of Chimney Piece, Elevation of Chimney Piece and details of Moldings to Chimney / Piece full size


bar scale of ¼ inch to one inch (or 1 to 4)


as above, labelled Line of Cornice, wall line (three times), Marble (five times), Block, depth of flute, line of block, line of frize (sic), (added in pencil) pillar, wood, marble

Signed and dated

  • 20 February 1790
    Copy Feb: 20th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, sepia and very light red washes, shaded, partly pricked for transfer (559 x 679)


Sanders, John (1768--1826), draughtsman
John Sanders (pupil 1 September 1784-90)



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