Autograph Sketch-Plan Showing Two Sections of the Proposed Cylindrical Tunnel

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An autograph sketch-plan by Brunel showing two sections of the proposed cylindrical tunnel, one empty, the other with a coach passing through with wounded veteran and prosperous gentleman across the divide, dated '10 April 1818', and captioned 'Two Tunnels of 17 f(eet). D(iameter) each would be preferable to one of 24 feet'.

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Autograph Sketch-Plan Showing Two Sections of the Proposed Cylindrical Tunnel




H 20.5 x W 30 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased at Bonhams with grants from NHMF, Art Fund, Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, Friends National Libraries and Trinity Buoy Wharf; stored at London Metropolitan Archives

Work type

Architectural model or plan


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