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SM (185) 49/1/16


Working drawing for the fascia and mouldings on the Downing Street frontage, December 1825


185 Details of Fascia & Moulded Base for Front / next Downing St


to scales of 1 inch to 1 foot and full size


as above, New Council Offices &c, labelled: This Fascia is to range with the Mouldings of the / Pedestal under the Columns and to correspond in width, Springing (twice), Brick Arch, Stone Arch, Joist, A (twice), Sill, B, C (twice), Sill B, Projection of Architrave / of Door and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields / 16th Decr 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, grey, blue, yellow and light red washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper with four fold marks (675 x 540)


Stephen Burchell (1806-?, pupil 1823-28)


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