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SM volume 59/83


[55] Presentation drawing showing an alternative design for a second addition, Elevation front to lawn, 15 October 1789


Elevation of the Front to the Lawn / at Bentley Priory


bar scale of 1/14 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Earl of Abercorn

Signed and dated

  • 15 October 1789
    Welbeck Street Octr 15th 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey and sepia washes within a single-ruled and pink wash border on laid paper (473 x 292)


Attributed to Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs, draughtsman
attributed to John Sanders (1768 - , pupil 1784-90)


sheet pasted down


Drawings 54 and 55 were presented with drawing 52 on 16 October and show the same design. The south front that faces the lawn has a raised projecting Ionic portico surmounted by a balustraded parapet centred between three bays on a three-storey elevation, with pedimented single-storey end bays attached at both ends. The pedimented ends have Doric columns in antis. The tribune entrance is inside the portico and between apsidal alcoves. The elevation is bisected by a heavy string course over the ground floor. A bracketed cornice crowns the third floor beneath the hipped roof. This design does not allow for a lantern over the round picture room.



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