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image SM 39/3/7

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SM 39/3/7


[15] Design for longitudinal section (more detailed than drawing [14])


Longitudinal Section


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, Colonel Graham, Stratton Street and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 03/07/1797
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 3rd 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, red and raw Sienna washes, shaded, pricked for transfer, on wove pape with four fold marks (528 x 652)


The office Day Book for 3 July 1797 has Jeans and Good - that is:
Thomas Jeans (c.1775 - 1866), pupil August 1792 - 25 August 1797
Henry Joseph Good (1775 - 1857), pupil January 1795 - January 1799


The 'iron cradle' noted in drawing [5] is shown here washed in raw Sienna. It was needed to span the wide opening at the side of the large landing at the bottom of the staircase.



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