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image SM 2/8/13

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SM 2/8/13


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


The Entrance Front


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1foot


as above, No 5, Robert Dennistoun Esqre

Signed and dated


Medium and dimensions

Pen, raw umber and sepia washes, shaded with quadruple ruled and black and sepia washes (440 x 615)


Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


A neatly drawn version of drawing [9] though without the roof. The railings to the raised basement are shown for the first time.



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