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image SM 31/1/33

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SM 31/1/33


[27] Variant design for villa E, 11 July 1800


Elevation for west front


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


labelled Height of draw[in]g Room, Floor of Kitchen Room, Floor of the Model Room and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 11 July 1800
    July 11: 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, Indian red, and Payne's grey washes on wove paper


Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) (Day Book 11 July)



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