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  • image SM 40/2/47

Reference number

SM 40/2/47


[24] Design for the rear elevation, 28 July 1801


Elevation of the Back and section through rear frontage


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, Messrs Praeds & Co / Fleet Street, labelled: Stone, Floor line, Chimney, Rough arches, Flue (twice), Line of Top of Joists, Rough arch, Floor Line, 2 Tile heads to cover sill off, Qy Brick / up this window / in finishing and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 28 July 1801
    July 28 1801 and Copy Lincolns Inn Fields Augt 22nd 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes on wove paper with two fold marks (669 x 545)


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


WL 1794


The drawing is dated 28 July 1801 and 22 August 1801, which is presumably when a copy was made. The rear elevation is characterised by large, segmental-headed windows. A flue was added to the drawing by Soane. Parts of the rear wall still survive.



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