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Reference number

SM 33/3/10


[63] Designs for stained glass


Elevations of two windows


to a scale


The Marquis of Buckingham, Design No1, Design No 3, and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 17/07/1806
    Lincolns Inn Fields / July 17: 1806

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow and green washes, pencil on laid paper (566 x 678)


No relevant entry in the Soane office Day Book for 17/7/1806.


The windows takes the general form of four lancets with trefoil heads under a shallow arch. Alternative designs for stained glass are shown on two of the window panels. Each has a latticed background and three images. These include the Crucifixion amd seem inappropriate for a library and were not executed.
See also drawings [30] and [31] for designs for a window.



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