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SM volume 59/157


[14] Presentation drawing of a stables design, 18 December 1792


Elevation of the entrance front / to the stables and back elevation


to a scale


(upper case) as above, W Praed Esqre

Signed and dated

  • 18 December 1792
    Great Scotland Yard Decr 18: 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and coloured washes, including Payne's grey and sepia, on laid paper (355 x 265)


Soane office


J Whatman


G. Worsley, The British Stable, 2004, pp. 185-8.



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