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SM volume 42/49




Elevation of lamp with oil reservoir, wick and metal cap supported by an iron stand with twin brackets that rests on the pyramidal cap of a pier; (feint pencil) variant design for lamp


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Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia wash, pencil on laid paper with one fold mark (337 x 189)


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fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche with GR below


There are less careful drawings of iron lamp stands fixed to railings in Soane's sketchbook (volume 40, ff.8r-9r) made about 1782 that are thought to have been copied from a catalogue since they give prices. See also Concise Catalogue for further designs of street furniture including lamps.



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