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86v to 88r (SM volume 39) Downhill (Co. Londonderry, N. Ireland)


86v to 88r (SM volume 39) Downhill (Co. Londonderry, N. Ireland)


Soane's design for alterations and additions to Downhill, Co. Derry. Soane's proposals added pavilion wings, one of which was to house a dining room; its plan was based on that of the supposed 'triclinium' of Lucullus drawn by Soane in Italian Sketches and Mema 1779 (SM volume 164/6-7)
For further drawings and information see (in Drawings catalogue): Soane's early works: Downhill: County Derry, Northern Ireland. Unexecuted designs for a summer dining room, and for alterations and additions, for Frederick Hervey, Bishop of Derry and 4th Earl of Bristol, 1778-80 (11)



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