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image SM volume 41/30 recto

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SM volume 41/30 recto


[1] Design and presentation drawing, March 1783


Elevation of the South Front of the Dairy / at Hammels and Plan of the Dairy


bar scale of 1/5 in to 1 ft (approximately)


as above and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • March 1783
    March 1783

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey and sepia washes, shaded, some watercolour technique, on laid paper bound into 'Precedents in Architecture' volume 41 (364 x 244)


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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