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Record drawing and drawing made for publication of the lawn front, c. 1835 (2)

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Drawing 242 shows the lawn front and the Dance wing from a view point to the right of the Dance wing. A tree-seat is visible in the foreground and the service wing wall can just be glimpsed on the other side of the house. The Dance wing is partially disguised by fir trees. The fictional skyline ornaments are shown on all three of the visible corners of the Dance wing.

Drawing 243 shows a similar prospect from a view point slightly further to the left. Interestingly, there are no fir trees disguising the Dance wing. Drawing 243 also shows another prospect of the garden bridge, on a separate piece of paper, stuck underneath the perspective of the house. The bridge is very similar to drawing 245.

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