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SM (128) volume 66/8 (129) volume 66/9


[128-129] Record drawings of elevations (2)


128 River (east) elevation of seven bays 129 River (east) elevation of seven bays


(128) bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot (129) to a scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot


(128, 129) The Elevation to the River of a Design to render the House of Lords and the Rooms and Offices appertaining thereto more commodious

Medium and dimensions

(128, 129) Pen, raw umber, blue/grey and sepia washes, shaded with quadruple-ruled and black wash border on wove paper (702 x 506) bound into volume 66, pp. 8, 9


(128, 129) Thomas Jeans (c.1775 -1866, pupil August 1792-25 August 1797)


Drawing 128 is close to drawing 100 but with a variant treatment of the frieze and plaques; and see also drawing 96 for another variant design. Drawing 129 is a copy of drawing 99.



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