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Reference number

SM 8/2/20


[41] Elevation to the garden


Elevation of Side next the Garden


of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, Robert Knight Esqre, No 5 / 12 July 1819 / Saml Lake

Signed and dated

  • 04/09/1818
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Septr 4 1818

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, raw umber, burnt umber and blue washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper (490 x 442)


The office Day Book for 4 September 1818 has an entry: Robert Knight Esqre / About plan and Elevation / of Stable &c / Bailey / Foxhall' that is George Bailey (1792-1860), pupil and assistant (August 1808 - January 1837) and Edward Foxhall (1793-1862), pupil and assistant November 1812 - January 1821


The garden faces north/south and the elevations shows a two storey building over a basement. The two segmental-headed windows at ground floor level light the upper storey of the double-height (basement) kitchen and the three semicircular arched windows above, light the first floor laundry.



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