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Reference number

SM 30/2/68


[162] Working drawing for the exterior, 21 May 1798


Half elevation of the new entrance at Bentley Priory; wall plan of the pilasters; (verso) detail of Cornice &c


bar scale of 4/9 inch to 1 foot (verso) ½ the full size


as above, The Marquiss of Abercorn, to correspond with the / segment arch at the / end of the hall, slates, stone, lead, (pencil) to be copied, a, b and dimensions given in pen and pencil; (verso) To Mr Pullinger, clerk of the works / at the Marquiss of Abercorn's / Bentley Priory / Stanmore / Middx, 6 inches (twice), stone and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 21 May 1798
    Lincolns Inn Fields May 21 1798 and alterations dated May 27 98

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey and pink washes, on laid paper with four fold marks (455 x 364)


Attributed to Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808)


I Taylor and horn within crowned cartouch with GR below



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