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Reference number

SM 45/4/17


9 Copy of measured drawing from an Italian source


Half-plan and half-elevation of a rusticated triple arch with details of Doric order


bar scale of Palmi Romani


as above

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, traces of red sealing wax on verso, on laid paper (Italian made)




fleur-de-lis within oval frame with C below (close to Heawood I No. 1589 Naples 1784)


The drawing is not quite finished so that, for example, dentils are indicated but not drawn in. An economical drawing that could be finished at a later stage.



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