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  • image SM 2/9/5

Reference number

SM 2/9/5


[53] Presentation drawing, 20 August 1799


Section from west to east


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot, approximately


as above, Hollwood, The Right Honble William Pitt

Signed and dated

  • 20 August 1799
    L.I.F. Augst 20th 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen and coloured washes, including sepia, pink, yellow and Payne's grey, within five-ruled black and grey washes border on laid paper (735 x 525)


Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808)


J Whatman 1794 and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and W below



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