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image Vol 27/34

Reference number

Vol 27/34

Purpose

Thomas Major, The/Original Drawings/ for a Work/Intituled/The Ruins of/Paestum…, Three cartouches, insc (in Index): Ornaments for the work. (a-b) Preparatory drawings for the coat of arms of the Duke of Montagu to whom the published book is dedicated. The coat of arms which appears on the dedication page consists of a combination of the two drawings - the cartouche of (a) with the supporters, motto etc. of (b), which is reversed. (c) Frame used for some coins of Paestum

Inscribed

Ornaments for the work

Hand

Thomas Major (1720 - 1799)

Notes

(Tab. XXX p. 42 in published work) reversed

Level

Drawing

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