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  • image SM 32/1/13

Reference number

SM 32/1/13


[179] Final design and preliminary presentation drawing, 10 December 1801


Plan and elevation


bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot


Mr Soane Ealing, Plan of the chamber floor / Q[uer]y is the drawing of the / Gate correct, send in a piece of paper to show the form of this (pier) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 10 December 1801
    Lincolns Inn Fields Decr 10th 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, Indian red and sepia washes on laid paper (481 x 608)


William Edward Rolfe, draughtsman
W.E. Rolfe ( - c. 1827, pupil 1801-1804) (Day Book 10 December 1801)


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W



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