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  • image SM volume 59/169

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SM volume 59/169


[8] Record copy of a variant unexecuted design for a (? hunting) lodge in a primitive, rustic style, February 1790


Perspective of a lodge close in design to No. 7 except that the chimney is square and the elevations have a keystoned and rusticated semicircular, applied arch on each face. This blind arch extends from the cornice to the ground and is linked at the corners. A door is shown on each of the two visible elevations.

Signed and dated

  • February 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes on laid paper (322 x 451)


Sanders, John (1768--1826), draughtsman
John Sanders (pupil 1784-90)


fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with ornate W below



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