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Reference number

SM volume 86/3


[17] Topographical drawing by Joseph Michael Gandy, 27 October 1824


View from east, from the main road, showing a small rectangular lodge in the foreground

Signed and dated

  • 27 October 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured washes including olive green, raw umber and Payne's grey on wove paper (115 x 185)


Attributed to Gandy, Joseph Michael (1771--1843), draughtsman
Attributed to Joseph Michael Gandy (1771-1843, assistant 1798-1801, and occasional perspectivist thereafter)


M and [18]21 (sheet trimmed)



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