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  • image SM volume 59/91

Reference number

SM volume 59/91


[150] Presentation drawing of the entrance hall, 1 May 1798


Interior perspective


The Marquiss of Abercorn

Signed and dated

  • 1 May 1798
    May 1st 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen and coloured washes including raw umber, burnt umber, sepia and Payne's grey on laid paper (276 x 299)


Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843), draughtsman
J.M. Gandy (1771-1843)


pasted down in volume


P. du Prey, Sir John Soane, 1985, in series of 'Catalogues of architectural drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum', catalogue 212.



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