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image SM 77/4/9

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SM 77/4/9


[3] Design for a Venetian window, 13 May 1788


Exterior elevation showing the ground and first floors; details of architrave, archivolt and plinth on the window; and wall plan; (verso) survey Plan of / chapel &c in / York St St Ja[me]s and part elevation of exterior showing positioning of doorways on inclining street


full size and 7/16 inch to 1 foot, approximately


(Soane) The Honble Lewis Thomas Watson, C. The top of this window is / to range with the / window B // D. The top of this window / is to range with the / window A // I I these piers are to be of Portland Stone, The floor of drawing room / level with the library, 3/4 Qy sunk pannel, floor, architrave, A, B, H, G, D, F, D, E, G, I, I, C, E, F, G, H, This is to be in height / the same as the weather / to the plinth, and dimensions given; (verso) as above, Chapel, mews, apple, inn yard, door, church, hall, court, door, church / door, hall door, ------ (illegible) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 13 May 1788
    Welbeck Street May 13: 1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash, pencil, on thick laid paper (497 x 626)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect



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