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  • image SM 80/1/5

Reference number

SM 80/1/5


[83] Working drawing for the cornice, July 1810


Cornice at Moggerhanger


full size


as above (on verso and) Copy, Wall Line, 2 Courses of brick, 1 Brick in height, Paving brick, Stone and (recto) 2 bricks in width, Paving brick and Stone

Signed and dated

  • July 1810
    (verso) July 1810

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes on thin wove paper with 3 folds (664 x 541)


Possibly Cook, James (1728--1779), draughtsman
? James Cook, clerk of works for Moggerhanger 1808-1812



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