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image SM (55) 56/1/51

Reference number

SM (55) 56/1/51


Design for alterations


55 Front elevation


bar scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot


(pencil) Draw[in]g to a / large scale

Medium and dimensions

Pen, raw umber, sepia and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (551 x 705)


George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)


Drawing 55 shows a three storey with basement house with five bays, the centre bay projecting and with a broken-pedimented tripartite window on the ground floor. The curving steps to the entrance at the right hand side of the bank were not built, and a new entrance was constructed to a different design instead (see drawings 90 and 96).



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