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[61] Working drawing for the balustraded parapet, pilasters and Ionic portico, 18 April 1795


Detail of Moldings to Ballustrade and profile section of the balustrade


full size and to a scale


as above, William Praed Esqr, dimensions given, calculations in pencil; (verso) Mouldings for Ballustrade

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields April 18th 1795 / Came to Richards Hand May 5th evening

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and red and grey washes on cartridge paper with four fold marks (312 x 515)


Attributed to Henry Provis, draughtsman
Attributed to Henry Provis (1760-1830, clerk 1791-1802)



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