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SM volume 60/122


[21] Presentation drawing of the drawing room, for exhibition at the Royal Academy, 1792


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View of the Drawing Room at Wimpole, The Earl of Hardwicke

Signed and dated

  • 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and blue, grey, sepia and Naples yellow washes on laid paper (235 x 366)


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





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