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  • image SM volume 68/7

Reference number

SM volume 68/7


[3] Design and presentation drawing, 1783


Front elevation set among trees, the Greek Doric columns and tympanum wreathed with climbing plants and a carved butter churn on a pedestal within the tympanum


bar scale of 1/4 in to 1 ft (approximately)

Signed and dated

  • 1783

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and yellow ochre washes, pencil within a quadruple ruled and wash border on laid paper bound into volume 68 (248 x 409)


BALDWIN, Robert (fl. 1762--1787), draughtsman
Robert Baldwin (fl. 1762-c.1804)


D.Stroud, Sir John Soane, architect, 2nd ed. 1996, pp.63, 119: P.du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, pp.231, 249, 251-2, 257, 264; P.Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.165; P.Dean, 'Early practice; country houses and the primitive', catalogue 38-9 in M.Richardson and M.Stevens, John Soane architect: master of Space and light, 1999.



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