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  • image SM 80/1/75

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SM 80/1/75


[168] Working drawing for finishings in the entrance hall, entablature


Elevation and detail of The entablature of the hall


½ the full size and bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot, approximately


as above, The Marquiss of Abercorn, 2:10½, 1:7½ and calculations in feint pencil; (verso) Mr John Pullinger (clerk of works) / at the Marquiss of Abercorn's / Bentley Priory / Stanmore, single sheet

Signed and dated

  • 22 October 1798
    Lincolns Inn Fields Octr 22nd 1798

Medium and dimensions

pen and pencil, on laid paper with six fold marks and traces of red sealing wax (491 x 398)


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



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