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Reference number

SM 2/8/6


[10] Design for front elevation close to drawing [9]


The Entrance Front No1 and rough pencil detail of cornice


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, No 5, Robert Dennistoun Esqre and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 24/12/1798
    Copy Decr 24 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, red pen, added pencil on wove paper (483 x 624)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. Entry in Soane office Day Book for above date.


Inscribed 'Copy' this drawing is probably a copy after drawing [9] but without the wall plan and also with the omission of the right-hand door (leading to the rear of the house) and with the tablets between the windows removed. The raised panel with a pair of antefixae above the cornice and flanked by a balustrade has been raised and re-proportioned to a better effect.
There is a similar drawing in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum see P.du Prey, Sir John Soane, 1985,p.103 under London, Ealing (formerly Middlesex) Pitzhanger Manor House, drawing 427 which is labelled 'Design for Pitzhanger House Ealing but is actually a near copy of drawing [10].



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