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image SM volume 59/26

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SM volume 59/26


[28] Same design for garden elevation 'K' in a Castle style


Elevation of garden front


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


David Scott Esqr, Elevation of the Lawn Front

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields July 27th 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, sepia, green and blue washes with tripe ruled and black wash border on laid paper (279 x 460) tipped into volume 59, page 26


The office Day Book has an entry for 27 July 1795: 'David Scott Esq / Drawing Plans of Basement . floor of house for the / digger / Meyer. That was Frederick Meyer (1775-?), pupil April 1791-1796.


See notes to preceding drawing.



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