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SM 2/8/14


[12] Design for the back elevation


The Elevation of the Back Front


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, No 6 and Robert Dennistoun Esqre

Signed and dated

  • 00/00/1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and raw umber washes, shaded with quadruple ruled and black and sepia washed border on laid paper with one fold mark (438 x 619)


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


I Taylor, fleur de lis within crowned cartouche and below GR and 1794


The five-bay back elevation has arched windows to the semi-basement, tall windows to the ground floor set in blank arches, and plain windows to the first floor with a continuous cill that is plain under the windows and reeded in between. The balustrade shares the five-part discipline. The roof is not shown.



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