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image SM 3/4/6

Reference number

SM 3/4/6

Purpose

[72] Working drawing for the lawn front elevation, 1810

Aspect

Elevation of the Lawn Front of Mogerhanger House

Scale

bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Stephen Thornton Esqre and some dimensions given (? James Cook, faded red pen) Set the Raking Part of the pediment by town Masons / the Straight Part from the Springing by Country Masons, the Cornice of the Center part / done by Country Mason, Cofering (toothing or dentilation) done by Town Mason, Cornice done by Town Mason

Signed and dated

(added by Bailey) 1810

Medium and dimensions

pen, faded red pen, sepia washes, pencil on thin wove paper recently backed (552 x 617), single fold mark

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office, notes in faded red pen by ? James Cook, clerk of works for Moggerhanger 1808-1812
Cook, James (1728--1779)
Soane office, notes in faded red pen by ? James Cook, clerk of works for Moggerhanger 1808-1812

Literature

P.Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, pp.124-137

Level

Drawing

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