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image SM volume 59/23

Reference number

SM volume 59/23


[27] Design for garden elevation 'K' in a Castle style


Elevation of garden front in a setting


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


David Scott Esqr, Elevation of the Lawn Front, K

Signed and dated

  • 16/7/1795
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 16th 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, black, green and blue washes, shaded with triple ruled and black wash border on laid paper (279 x 460) tipped into volume 59, page 23


The office Day Book has an entry for 16 July 1795 : 'David Scott Esqr /About fair drawings Meyer / Jeans / Seward / Good'. These were four of the five pupils then serving their articles with Soane. See general notes for full names and dates.


Four storeys high, the raised basement and ground floors are nine bays wide, the first and second floors are five bays wide, this garden front has three turrets each with three windows. Thus the reference on drawing [18] 'Part of the Plan agreeable to the / Elevation marked K' refers to this drawing which is an alternative to design 'L' for the garden front front. (see drawings [29-30 ]) Here the mullion windows have arched heads with labels, the two-bay wings and the turrets are battlemented, the parapet and string-course have a diamond-fret with quatrefoil decoration. Between the second and third floors runs a a course of something like gadrooning.



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