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  • image SM volume 87/2

Reference number

SM volume 87/2


[239] Record drawing of the entrance front, 2 August


View of the Entrance Front

Signed and dated

  • 2 August 1832
    (pencil) 2 August

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, olive green, dark green, terre verte, raw umber, brown ochre, Naples yellow, cerulean blue, Payne's grey and sepia washes, watercolour technique within a double-ruled border, on laid paper (264 x 331)


Probably Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
[see notes]


presently stuck down and not visible


B. De Divitiis, 'Plans, Elevations and Perspective Views of Pitzhanger Manor-House', pp. 55-74, The Georgian Group Journal Vol XIV, 2004, p.59



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