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SM 6/4/4


[57] Survey drawings of three elevations


Elevations of north and south fronts and of kitchen wing


to a scale


W.R.Cartwright Esqre - Elevations of the House at Aynho, Elevation of the South Front

Signed and dated

  • (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields Jany 3d 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash on wove paper (545 x 738)


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


This survey drawing is the only one in Soane's Aynhoe collection though others were surely made. Of the three elevations, the centre one shows the south front designed by Edward Marshall in the 1660s and with wings added by Thomas Archer in 1707 when he moved the entrance to the north elevation. The top elevation is the north elevation and the bottom elevation is of Archer's kitchen wing.


See P.Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.81



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