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SM 5/1/21


[12] Front elevation


The Elevation of the Entrance front


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, Mansel Esqre and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 00/06/1799
    Lincolns Inn Fields / June 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes, shaded, partly pricked for transfer on wove paper, with one fold mark (516 x 601)


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


The front is generous, '59.10.½' wide. It is plain with six pilaster strips without capitals. The windows have (chamber floor) straight heads and (ground floor) segmental heads to windows that are '8:6" wide. The windows have arched mullions, one and two panes wide for the upper floor and three panes wide for the large ground floor windows. The result is fairly austere and shares some of the qualities of a house designed six months earlier - No. 6 Buchanan Street, Glasgow(q.v.).



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