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Reference number

SM 33/3/B14


[35] Plan for outside sash (approved)


Elevationof the outside Sash


bar scale of 2 inches to 1 foot


as above, The Marquis of Buckingham, Gothic Library Stowe, fixed (twice), to open (twice), Floor Line, Note The parts shewn with a / darker Tint are the Glass of / the Gothic Sashes which in / this Design are not / interrupted by the outer Sashes, Sashes to correspond in appearance / with the Design may be made / to hang with Pulleys if prefered / for the Windows of the other / Rooms, The spaces between the X to open in / small sashes hung with pulleys / for the other room, Design / N0 1, This drawing < Appd. is far as relates to the Sash & returned by Mr Rothwell Nov 23 1805 and Design / No 1

Signed and dated

  • 11/11/1805
    Novr 11th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red pen, pencil, sepia and yellow washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (655 x 533)


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 Charles Malton (1788-?, pupil February 1802 - December 1809)


The design was approved by Mr Rothwell on behalf of Lord Buckingham.



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