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  • image SM 33/3/B48

Reference number

SM 33/3/B48


[25] Staircases A B, C D, E F


Section on the Line A-B, Section on the Line C-D and Sectiion on the Line E-F


to a scale


as above, The Marquis of Buckingham, Design for staircase &c to Gothic Library, Stowe, No5

Signed and dated

  • 15/03/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields March 15th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, shaded, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (683 x 478)


The office Day Book gives Seward and Malton engaged on 'Saxon Room & tower' that is Henry Hake Seward 1778-1848) (pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808) and Charles Malton (1788-?) (pupil and assistant February 1802 - December 1809)


The drawing inscribed E F has seven steps.



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