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Working drawing for a frame, c1767-72 (1)


This working drawing does not match any of the designs for a mirror frame shown in Adam volumes 20/55-20/57. It is most similar to the design for the picture gallery (Adam volume 20/55), with a frame ornamented with anthemia and strigils, but the other bands of ornamentation shown here do not correspond with that design. It is not known if this design was executed.

This is the only drawing for Corsham at the Soane Museum for which there is not a copy at the house.



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