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image SM volume 69/19

Reference number

SM volume 69/19


[34] Alternative design for a two-part lodge


Alternative design for a lodge


Henry Peters Esqr

Signed and dated

  • 16/09/1798
    Octr 16th 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and sepia washes with sing ruled border on laid paper (233 x 370), p.19 of volume 69 'Sketches by J.Gandy'


Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843)
The Soane office Day Book records Mr Peters / About fair View of / the Lodge ½ day / About Sketches in Book / ½ day Gandy'. The fair View of the Lodge' may have been sent to Mr Peters since it is not in the Collection.


The perspective shows a lodge with a pyramidal roof linked by columns to a larger building - neither of them thatched. This new design in the form of a 'Fair view' was probably sent to Mr Peters. No further drawings for that design appear to have been made so it was probably dropped.



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