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image SM volume 41/ 69 verso

Reference number

SM volume 41/ 69 verso

Purpose

[1] Record copy, Plan and elevations of lodges and gate, c. 11 April 1785

Aspect

Plan, front elevation of lodges and gate, side elevation

Scale

bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot (approximately)

Inscribed

Design for the Lodges at Benacre in Suffolk / Sir Thos Gooch Bart

Signed and dated

datable to c. 11 April 1785 (see Notes in group folder)

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (364 x 244) bound into 'Precedents in Architecture ' SM volume 41

Hand

Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
John McDonnell (pupil, 18 March 1786-91)

Watermark

T French

Literature

P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.171 (Ptolomey Dean links the two designs (one uninscribed) as for Benacre Hall and this does seem right)

Level

Drawing

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