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  • image SM 40/2/40

Reference number

SM 40/2/40


[28] Design for the front elevation, 22 August 1801


Elevation of Front with section through frontage


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, Messrs Praeds & Co / Fleet Street, labelled: range with Top of Cornice, Stone (twice), ¾in projection, 3in projn, 4½ proj, Face of Party Wall, From level of Shop Floor is 46ft 6in to the Top of the Cornice to the Attic and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 22 August 1801
    Lincolns Inn Fields Augt 22nd 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow ochre and light red washes on wove paper (683 x 555)


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


WL 1794


The second-floor windows have been altered to give them segmental heads. The section through the frontage shows the pilasters against the wall of the neighbouring property.



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