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  • image SM 77/4/7

Reference number

SM 77/4/7


[24] Working drawing for the exterior, after March 1786 - May 1787


Part-wall plan, elevation and section of the ground floor garden front showing glazed door, window in the bow and Venetian Window


1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, Saxlingham / Principal Floor / Sashes to be hung double, The Side Windows (of the Venetian Window) / GG must be 1/3 of the Middle ^ window H / and the Center Window I in the Bow / must be the same size as H, lettered I, G, H, G, F and E, and A to project before B ¼ In: / B ------ before C ¾ In: / C ------ before D 1¼ In: / The Cornice E to project / before F ½ Inch, Bead & / flush, Brickwork and some dimensions given and (feint pencil) how much of Pilaster projects / before the ------- (illegible) and Query (remainder illegible)

Signed and dated

  • after 18 March 1786 - May 1787
    datable to after 18 March 1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia wash, pencil, hatching on laid paper (276 x 490)


Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
John McDonnell (pupil 18 March 1786-1791)



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