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Box for architectural drawing instruments that formerly belonged to James 'Athenian' Stuart
Wood (stained pine) with green felt lining
Inscription: Inscribed on the inside of the lid in ink in capital letters FORMERLY BELONGED TO POOR STUART / B [onomi] copied from catal[ogue]
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.
Unknown. It is possible that this item could be Lot 26 in the sale of the effects 'of the late Mr James Stuart Esq. deceased' by Greenwood, 27 June 1791, 'A thermometer and some mathematical rules &c.'. This lot sold for 13s 6d according to a handwritten note in the margin of the copy at the Courtauld Institute, London (see Getty Provenance Index).
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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