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Box for architectural drawing instruments that formerly belonged to Athenian Stuart
Inscription: Inscribed on the inside of the lid in ink in capital letters, presumably by Soane: FORMERLY BELONGED TO POOR STUART
Museum number: X1232
AB Inventory, 1837, lists amongst the Sundry Mathematical Instruments / Drawing Apparatus &c. found in various places (pp.144-145) but listed under the heading of the 'Writing desk in Breakfast Room' [No. 13 Breakfast Room]: '2 brass measures in a Box, which formerly belonged to Athenian Stuart, and Revett'. Sadly, the brass measures are no longer in the box nor in the Museum's collection.
James "Athenian" Stuart, 1713-1788. The Rediscovery of Antiquity, Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, 16 November 2006 - 18 February 2007; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 15 March - 24 June 2007
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