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  • image SM 40/2/41

Reference number

SM 40/2/41


[29] Design for the front elevation, August 1801


Front elevation with (pencil) details


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Messrs Praeds & Co, Fleet Street, labelled (pencil): Pedestal, 1st Pilast, Base to Pillr of Attic, 7 Blocks, Attic Cornice, Pedestal, 16 Heads

Signed and dated

  • August 1801
    Augst 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and sepia wash on wove paper with two fold marks (670 x 562)


Thomas Sword or Henry Hake Seward




The windows on the second floor are segmental-headed, following a suggestion on drawing [28]. In feint pencil are several designs for ornamentation such as pedestals, pilasters and cornices.



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