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  • image SM 80/1/24

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SM 80/1/24


[49] Working drawing for impost cornice and panels in the Hall, 10 January 1803


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Samuel Thornton Esqr / Albury Park, Hall, labelled: Impost Cornice, Wall line, balls, Plain bead, A, Mouldings round / small pannels, B, C, D, E, F, Mouldings round / large pannels, A, B, C, D, E, F

Signed and dated

  • 10 January 1803
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields Jany 10th 1803

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper (341 x 582)


Soane Office


The impost cornice features the typically Soanean motif of linked balls. The panelling consists of incised lines and plain bead moulding.



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