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image SM 80/1/31

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SM 80/1/31


[123] Working drawing for finishings to the drawing room, 21 August 1797


Details of the Cornice to Bow Drawing Room and Ornament in the Soffite shewing / the angle; (verso) details of Base & Surbase Moldings, Architrave to Doors & Windows, and Moldings to Shutters


full size; (verso) full size


as above, William Praed Esqr, (pencil) Copied; (verso) full size (twice)

Signed and dated

  • 21 August 1797
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields Augst 21st 179 (7? sheet trimmed)

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and wash on wove paper with two fold marks (666 x 540)


Soane office


fleur-de-lis and 1796



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