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50 (SM volume 38) - Dairy for Lady Hillsborough, Hill Park, Kent


50 (SM volume 38) - Dairy for Lady Hillsborough, Hill Park, Kent


Plan and elevation for a shelved alcove and details of mouldings and a basinInscribed: July 7th 1777 / Dairy Lady Hillboro and dimensions givenPencilSM Archives: Of three price books (Soane Case 127-9), the second and third include mason's and carpenter's work at Hill Park, not dated.Holland did some earlier work for the 1st Earl of Hillsborough at Hill Park (later Valons or Valence), near Westerham, Kent, in about 1770 (D.Stroud, Henry Holland, 1966, p.25; H.Colvin, Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840, 3rd ed., 1995).P.du Prey (John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982 p.252) attributes this drawing to Henry Holland and comments on the influence of the 'milk jars on shelves along the wall in a manner entirely analagous to that Soane adopted six years later at Hammels.'



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