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image SM volume 42/14

Reference number

SM volume 42/14




Elevation of a wall monument in the form of a rectangular tablet with a cornice supported on brackets decorated with leaf, and with cord mouldings and acanthus, the sides with addorsed S motif, the bottom with a flower motif and fluted. The centre has wreaths and festoons with ribbons, and a shouldered, tapered inner-frame for an inscription


bar scale (pricked for transfer) of 1/17 in to 1 ft

Medium and dimensions

Pen on thin laid paper (194 x 169)


Sir Henry Cheere, Bt (1703-81) or his workshop


scrolly (?) W encircled


The hand, medium and support are the same as for 42/24 and 42/33 and see also SM 'Miscellaneous Drawings' volume 57/91* for another design for a wall tablet by the same hand. Drawing 42/33 (q.v.) has been identified as from the hand of Sir Henry Cheere or his workshop and this drawing has been attributed to him.



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