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SM volume 111/34


Presentation drawing of alternative design for the house, 17 bays wide


7 Elevation of entrance front


10 feet to 12 1/10 inches


On verso, in pencil, by William Talman, Duke of Newcastle, and below, by John Talman, Newcastle elevation to ye mark * [shallow vertical rectangle combined with an asterisk]; and at top left, in brown ink, in C18-19 hand, 3W47.

Signed and dated

  • c.1702-03

Medium and dimensions

Pen and brown ink with light grey and black washes, with brown ink ruled border; 438 x 703


William Talman




This proposal for a 17-window front is probably an alternative for Haughton developed from the initial plan, 1 (111/31). The facade is 208 feet long, compared with 253 feet in the elevation of the 'grand scheme' (3, 111/22). The upper storey is lower, and the wall treatment plainer. The influences are from France and the Netherlands rather than Palladio and Scamozzi. The style of ornament and figurative drawing is typical of Talman's hand.


Wren Society, XII, pl. 39; J. Harris, William Talman, 1983, p. 38 and pl. 61.



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