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Reference number

SM 33/3/B61


[48] Design for chimneypiece




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The Marq: of Buckingham / Stowe, Design for the / Chimney Piece 1/2 full size (Gothic Library), All White Marble, A, B, 3:9 / from Floor to /Top of the X, (pencil) Opening in / Brick Wall or -- / height 3 11 ¾ / width 3 9 1/(?)

Signed and dated

  • 11/11/1805
    Nov. 11 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, shaded, pricked for transfer on laid paper (662 x 542)


The Soane office Day Book has Malton and Seward working on Stowe, that is Charles Malton (1788-?, pupil February 1802 - December 1809) and Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808)


A more finished version of [47].



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