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image SM 81/1/55

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SM 81/1/55


[20] Working drawing for the drawing room chimney-piece, 16 February 1792


Elevation, plan and detail; (verso) half-elevation of an unidentified two-storey house with an Ionic portico in antis


to a scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot, approximately, and full size


All of white marble, Ornaments of (?)Or Moul, 3½ inches, Earl of Harwicke, dimensions given; (verso) calculations in brown pen and pencil

Signed and dated

  • 16 February 1792
    Feb: 16: 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and brown pen on wove paper with four fold marks (681 x 545)


Attributed to Pupil 1788-94 Thomas Chawner, draughtsman
attributed to Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794)



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