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  • image SM 33/3/B59

Reference number

SM 33/3/B59


[50] Working drawing


Section through chimneypiece


full size


The Marq: of Buckingham, Stowe, Design for Chimneypiece - Gothic Library, Marble of Chimney Piece full size, Line of Brickwork, Line of of ----- / over the Chy

Signed and dated

  • 23/11/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields Novr 23 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, on laid paper (334 x 527)


The office Day Book for 23 November 1805 gives Seward and Howe as working on Stowe, that is Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808), and 'Howe' is unknown


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