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[64] Working drawing for doorways


Elevations of two doors (doors crossed out) in two doorways and (verso) details of jamb lining


to a scale and (verso) full size


The Marq: of Buckingham, Stowe, Gothic Library Stowe, Below of Canopy, Door Stile, Pannel, A, A, Splayed / Jaumb, folding Door into Room, Door end of Lobby, (pencil) this door taken from the door / in Henry the 7th Chapel there / the Pannels are open Work - Shields, NB The outline of doorway sent to MrMander by Mr Rothwell (verso) No 6, half opening of small Door in the clear of the Jaumb Lining / Opening of the large Door into Room, Centre of the Doorway, Jaumb Lining A A / full size, Stucco

Signed and dated

  • 18/07/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 18 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil , sepia and red wash, on wove paper with old repair (partly erased - top left hand corner) (527 x 633) (verso) pen and yellow wash


The Soane office Day Book has 'About drawings for / the Work Men of the Room / at Stowe Seward'. That is, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848) (pupil and assistant January 1795 - 4 September 1808)


see above


It seems that a drawing for foldings doors was re-used for the details of the jamb, that is, the vertical side of the doorway.



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