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Reference number

Volume 42/106


Sketch design


Rough plan with rectangular centre with Loggia, Vestibule, Libr:[ary], Eat.[ing room], Draw:[in]g room and a geometric stair, and with service wings on an upward curve. The elevation is for a three-bay, two-storey and basement centre, the wings fronted by colonnades and with single-bay pavilion ends


as above and (pencil) 29

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, slight pencil, hatching on laid paper (394 x 249)






See also 42/105 115, 116, 145, 146 for alternative designs. Drawing 42/145 is very close to this drawing (42/106).



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