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Reference number

SM volume 59/142


[195] Preliminary design, December 1801


Sketch of the Breakfast Room at Ealing with rough details for the cornice and with the head of a caryatid in the margin

Signed and dated

  • December 1801
    Dec. 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow ochre, terre verte, cerulean blue and sepia washes, watercolour technique within a single-ruled grey border, on laid paper (256 x 352)


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