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  • image SM 80/1/73

Reference number

SM 80/1/73


[36] Working drawing for mouldings in the breakfast room, bedrooms and attic, 3 November 1789


Details of cornices in the library, breakfast room, bedrooms and attics


full size


as above, The Earl of Abercorn, Cornices to the Rooms in the New Wing at Bentley Priory, cieling, Cornice to Library / full size, line of plaister, cieling, line of / plaister, Cornice to Bedchambers / full size, cove, cove, cieling, 2 feet 6 inches, 2'6", Cornice to Breakfast / Room. full size, line / of plaister, frieze of line, line of plaister, cieling, Cornice to Attics

Signed and dated

  • 3 November 1789
    Welbeck Street, Novr 3d 1789

Medium and dimensions

pen and grey and pink washes on laid paper with one fold mark (631 x 529)


Attributed to Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs, draughtsman
attributed to John Sanders (1768 - , pupil 1784-90)



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