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SM 33/3/B47


[12] Sections on the lines P Q and R S


Section on the Line P Q (showing the wall opposite the chimney-piece) and Section on the Line R S with slight pencil detail (showing the door to the lobby)


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Marquisof Buckingham, Design for part of the Gothic Library Stowe, some dimensions added, No4, (pencil) The Parts B B B equal / C

Signed and dated

  • 15/03/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields March 15th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes with triple ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer (705 x 502)


The Soane office Day Book for 15 March 1805 gives Seward and Malton as working on Stowe, that is Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808) and Charles Malton (1788-?, pupil February 1802 - December 1809)


The drawing shows the main book-case wall and part of the wall with the entrance to the ante-room or lobby.



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