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  • image SM volume 59/37

Reference number

SM volume 59/37


[15] Design close to the final design, from June 1784


(Bailey) View of a design for the Parsonage House at Saxlingham, Norfolk corresponding with the north-west view shown in drawing 11 and the elevations of drawings 12 and 13 though without the service wings


to a scale


as above

Signed and dated

  • 1787
    (Bailey) 178 (pencil) 7

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, green and black washes, watercolour technique, pencil on laid paper 329 x 457)


unidentified pupil, the flashy black rendering of the windows can also be found on, for example, f. 2 of the same volume 59, dated 12 June 1792 when David Laing and Thomas Chawner were pupils


fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, ornate W



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