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  • image SM 30/2/53

Reference number

SM 30/2/53


[176] Record drawing of the entrance and inner halls as executed, Cross section, 19 June 1805


Cross section of the entrance hall


bar scale of 4/9 inch to 1 foot


Section of the new entrance at Bentley Priory, The Marquis of Abercorn

Signed and dated

  • 19 June 1805
    Lincoln's Inn Fields June 19th 1805

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and grey and red washes on laid paper (676 x 520)


Brinsley John Storace, draughtsman
Brinsley John Storace (1804-1807)



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