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  • image SM 35/3/1

Reference number

SM 35/3/1


[24] Design for front to lawn


View of the Front next the Lawn


as above and John Thomson Esqre

Signed and dated

  • 27/02/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Febry 27 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, raw umber, sepia, green and blue washes with border of six lines with sepia washes on wove paper (346 x 524)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


Comparison with drawing [15] shows that the verandah has been re-designed so that instead of fronting the nine- bay body of the house it now stands before the three centre bays which are now flat rather than bowed (as in drawing [15]).



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