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image SM volume 62/45

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SM volume 62/45


[37] Pupil's copy of design for elevation, including the offices, in a Classical style 'A No. 1'


Front elevation showing the house with the office wings


bar scale of 1/15 inch to 1 foot

Signed and dated

  • circa 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, raw umber and blue washes, shaded on thin laid paper (230 x 366) tipped into volume 62, page 45


Unidentified pupil


This elevation relates to drawing [2] and also [35] which are the ground floor plans of the house and of the offices in flanking (single-storey plus basement) wings.



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