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SM 64/5/34


[91] Fourth design for stables


Plan and elevations of front and side of Design for the Stables &c


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


The Lord Eliot, Harness- / Room (twice), Coachouse (3 times), Saddle / Room and some dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, shaded, pricked for transfer on laid paper (627 x 483)


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


The plan provides stalls for twenty six horses and two large coachouses (each holding three coaches) plus a smaller one.



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