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Reference number

SM (8) volume 66/17 (9) volume 66/18 (10) volume 66/19 (11) volume 66/20

Purpose

Record drawings, 1791 (4)

Aspect

8 Plan and internal elevation/section of museum lit by three oval lanterns 9 Perspectival cross sections through museum and through picture gallery 10 Plan and laid-out wall elevations/sections of a lecture/music room 11 Plan and laid-out wall elevations/sections of a lecture/music room

Scale

(8-11) to differing (unstated) scales

Inscribed

8 (feint pencil) University of Cambridge, Section of Museum 1791 9 (feint pencil) University of Cambridge / View of the Picture Gallery / and Museum 1791 10 (feint pencil) University of Cambridge / Lecture Room 1791 11 (feint pencil) University of Cambridge / Design for Lecture Room 1791

Signed and dated

(8-11) 1791

Medium and dimensions

(8) Pen, sepia, light red, yellow and blue washes, shaded on laid paper (492 x 701 (9) pen, sepia and blue washes, shaded on laid paper (492 x 701) (10-11) pen, sepia, light red and blue washes, shaded on laid paper (492 x 701) (8-11) with one fold mark

Hand

(8-11) Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794)

Watermark

(8-11) Edmeades & Pine 1791 and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with GR and 1791 below

Notes

Drawing 8 shows the same design as drawing 6 though to a reduced scale and without the embellishments of museum specimens on the shelves. Drawings 7 and 8 show (to a reduced scale) the same alternative designs for lecture/music rooms as drawings 4 and 5. Drawing 6 has two views of the museum and of the picture gallery that do not appear on drawings 1-7 but are close to drawings 15 and 16.

Level

Drawing

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