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SM 64/6/21


[13] Design for a clay cottage, September 1794


Ground and first floor plans; front and rear elevations; side elevation; longitudinal and cross-sections


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


(sheet trimmed) Cottage at Wimpole / built with Clay, dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • September 1794
    Datable to September 1794 in accord with drawings 11 and 12

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and wash on wove paper with one fold mark (467 x 600)


Attributed to Frederick Meyer (1775), draughtsman
attributed to Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil 1791-1796)


D. Stroud, 'The charms of natural landscape: the park and gardens at Wimpole II', Country Life, 13 September 1979, p. 761; J.M. Robinson, Georgian Model Farms, 1983, pp. 52-54.



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