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image 81/2/57

Reference number

81/2/57

Purpose

[169] Working drawing for drawing room chimney-piece, 26 June 1801

Aspect

Elevation; plan; and details of Pilaster and Mantle

Scale

to a scale of 1 inch to 1 foot and ½ the full size

Inscribed

as above, Chimney piece in the Drawing Room, ½ the full size, dimensions given; (verso) Mr Soane

Signed and dated

Tyringham June 26 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on laid paper with seven fold marks and traces of red sealing wax (401 x 320)

Hand

Henry Provis, draughtsman
Henry Provis (clerk of works at Tyringham)

Watermark

Curteis & Sons 1800 and seated Britannia within crowned oval frame

Level

Drawing

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