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image SM 80/1/32

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SM 80/1/32


[52] Design for the entablature of the portico, 5 May 1803


Details (elevation and section) of the entablature


Entablature half the full size


as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr / Albury Park, labelled: Plan of Flutes, Fillet, Line of Architrave F, Section, Line of Frieze, Square, G, Step, H, Fillet at Bottom of Columns ½ full size

Signed and dated

  • 5 May 1803
    Lincolns Inn Fields / May 5th 1803

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper with four fold marks (678 x 556)


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