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SM 46/5/12


[25] Rough design for north entrance front by Soane




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W.H.Fellowes Esqre / At Ramsey Wed. Friday Sunday Post day at Ramsey

Signed and dated

  • 21/08/1804
    Aug: 21: 1804

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on coarse laid paper (511 x 594) with fold marks and some red wax


Sir John Soane RA (1753 - 1837)


Soane was at Ramsey Abbey on 21 August 1804 and made this drawing while there. The drawing is rough but away from his office Soane used a writing pen and ink and coarse drawing paper borrowed from the clerk of works. The design makes (Soane's first ?) use of lancet windows that refer back to the early 13th century.



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