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image SM volume 59/28

Reference number

SM volume 59/28

Purpose

[32] Sketch revised design by Soane for the back elevation

Aspect

Elevation to the garden

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

David Scott Esqre

Signed and dated

July 25: 1795 J.S.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil , black and raw umber washes on coarse wove paper (301 x 516) tipped into volume 59, page 28

Hand

The office Day Book has an entry for 25 July 1795: 'David Scott Esq / About / Plan of House / Meyer'. That was Frederick Meyer (1775-?), pupil April 1791-1796.

Notes

The elevation relates to Soane's sketch plan also dated 25 July 1795. The garden front now has two large circular turrets with three narrow windows from which the view can be enjoyed from the eating and breakfast rooms.

Level

Drawing

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