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  • image SM 33/3/B15

Reference number

SM 33/3/B15


[36] Alternative elevation for outside sash (rejected)


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, This Design is made to / to correspond as near as / possible with the enlarged / Windows of the Basement / Story as they are at present, Design, No2, Rejected Novr 23 1805

Signed and dated

  • 11/11/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields Novr 11 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and yellow washes, shaded, pricked for transfer, on laid paper (675 x 545)


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


The rejected design differs from the accepted design [35] in having, for example, four instead of six vertical panes of glass.



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