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image SM 40/4/2

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SM 40/4/2


[19] Variant design for the elevation


The Elevation


bar scale of 2/7 inch to 1 foot


as above, William Adair Jackson Esqr / Fountain Court, No 2, labelled: 10.0, 1.0, 10.0, 1.6, 9.0

Signed and dated

  • 12 July 1804
    Lincolns Inn Fields 12th July 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink and yellow ochre washes, pricked for transfer with triple ruled sepia wash border on wove paper (505 x 688)


Charles Malton (1788)
Pupil February 1802 - December 1809.


1801 / J Whatman


In this design the elevation is seven bays wide but the building has only two storeys above a raised basement and no attic (cf. drawing [18]). The building is surmounted with a balustrade and has as a central feature a scrolled acroterion on top of a pedestal with a swag relief in a panel.



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