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image SM 39/3/26

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SM 39/3/26


[28] Working drawing for library bookcases


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Col Graham, E, Shelf (twice), Rebate (5 times), bead (4 times), White Marble (twice), Plan of the Standard F, Shelf, Groove / to be filled in with / slips which will / support the shelf, Section thro' the Center Book cases, Plan of the Shelf / shewing the manner of it / being let into the Standard

Signed and dated

  • 03/12/1798
    Lincolns Inn Fields Decr 3 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (539 x 643)


The office Day Book for 3 December 1798 has Hake working on drawings for Colonel Graham, that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848), pupil and assistant May 1795 - September 1808



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