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Presentation drawings, one for publication, August 1799 (3)


Gandy’s drawings of the exterior show a bombé south front with a balcony overlooked by tall round-headed windows on the first floor. The two end bays on the first floor have small round-headed niches containing urns. The west entrance front has nine bays divided by six panel pilasters and a pediment over the centre three bays. The east front has nine bays as well, with a canted projection on the ground floor that contains the library. A bracketed entablature surrounds the house.

Drawing 49 is a preliminary design for drawing 51, which was reproduced as an illustration in Soane's 'Designs for Public and Private Buildings' (1832) as plate 39, alongside a copy of drawing 36.



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