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image SM volume 42/109

Reference number

SM volume 42/109


Sketch design


Plan with a bow window on the garden side and a four-column bowed Doric portico on the entrance side; variant plan; elevation of two-storey, five-bay house with single-storey end-bays; slight (pencil) detail of fluted Doric column

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, pencil on laid paper (241 x 200)




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The plan is fairly close to those for Saxlingham in this same album (42/37, 42/163) except that in those, the front bow is enclosed and continues vertically. For another related design see 42/111.



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