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Reference number

SM 33/3/B44


[4] Plan of library and lobby as [3]


The Plan with the proposed Alterations No1


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Marquis of Buckingham / Gothic Library (Stowe), Lobby, AB, CD, EF, GH, MN, OP, RS, equal (twice)

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes, with triple ruled and sepia wash border on wove paper, pricked for transfer (705 x 495)


Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808) and Charles Malton (1788-?, pupil February 1802 - December 1809).

The entry in the Soane office Day Book for 15 March 1805 has ' About drawings of / Saxon Room at Stowe'. Nowadays Saxon or Anglo-Saxon is generally thought of as the period from AD 410 (the retreat of the Romans) and the Norman Conquest of 1066. Gothic succeeded Norman architecture.


A neatly drawn copy of drawing [3].



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