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  • image SM 39/3/5

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SM 39/3/5


[12] Design for front wall section, cross section and elevation


Elevation and Section on the Line A.B.


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, Colonel Graham, Stratton Street, (See Plan of Ground Floor), Stone (4 times) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 24/06/1797
    Lincolns Inn Fields June 24th 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, shaded, pricked for transfer, on wove paper with one fold (545 x 650)


The office Day Book for 24 June 1797 has (under Colonel Graham) Jeans / Seward / Good - that is:
Thomas Jeans (c.1775 - 1866), pupil August 1792 - 25 August 1797
Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808
Henry Joseph Good (1775 - 1857), pupil January 1795 - January 1799


The cross section is on the line AB of drawing [5] that is, across the centre of the anteroom and through the staircase. The conical lantern to the staircase is shown. The elevation has a single attic window (as in drawing [1] and stone is indicated for the horizontal mouldings.




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