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  • image SM 33/3/B50

Reference number

SM 33/3/B50


[30] Design for centre window


Plan of the Centre Window, Elevation next the Room, Elevation of the outside / of the Centre Window / to a smaller scale, Section on the Line through center


bar scale of 1/2 inch and 1 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Marquis of Buckingham, Gothic Library at Stowe, No 7 and a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and blue washes, shaded, with ruled and sepia wash border on wove paper (705 x 495)


The office Day Book gives Seward and Malton as working on Stowe, that is Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808) and Charlles Malton (1788-?, pupil April 1804 - February 1807)


See also drawing [63] for a design for stained glass (not executed).



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