bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot
as above, L: Austwick Esqre, , A. to be built as a / Window & Stop'd up / afterwards (verso) as above, Brick (8 times), Stone (10 times) and dimensions given
Signed and dated
Copy Lincolns Inn Fields / May 1796 (verso) Copy Lincolns Inn Fields / May 3rd 1796
Medium and dimensions
Pen, sepia, yellow and burnt umber washes, shaded on thin wove paper 560 x 336) (verso) pen and sepia washes
Attributed to Henry Provis (1760 - 1830) clerk July 1791 - The Soane office Day Book for 3 May 1796 has Seward, Good and Provis working on drawings for Mr Austwick. The hand differs from those of Seward (drawings  and ) and Good (drawing ) and may therefore be that of Provis.
A comparison with drawings  and  shows that the three-storey (with basement) design has been adopted. The back is very plain while (verso) the front elevation has (beneficially) lost some of it ornament so that the niches with amphorae have gone and the pediments with rosettes of the upper floor have also gone. The cornice (toothing) remains and is properly detailed as are the brick heads to the round-arched doors and segmental heads to the windows of the ground floor.
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