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SM 3/1/1


[1] Perspective design


Perspective of 3-by-3-bay house


James King Esqre

Signed and dated

  • 01/02/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields Feby 1: 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue and green washes with muti-ruled and sepia wash border, on wove paper (357 x 534)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day Book entry for 1 February 1805 has Malton and Seward as 'Drawing Plan & Perspective View of a new House' for James King.
Charles Malton (1788)
Pupil February 1802 - December 1809.


J Whatman 1804


A neat design with the bays emphasised by plain pilasters. The entrance porch, pedimented and with a Tuscan order, seems rather congested.



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