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image SM 2/8/8

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SM 2/8/8


[14] Design for north (side) elevation


End front


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, No 8, Robert Dennistoun and a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 24/12/1798
    Copy Decr 24 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (484 x 622)


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


The side elevation to the north has only four narrow windows: two to the children's bedroom in the attic and two to a dressing room on the first floor. The elevation is crowned by a large panel marked 6':6" high and is about twenty feet long and pierced by the two upper windows.



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