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  • image SM 77/4/5

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SM 77/4/5


[14] Working drawing for portico, April 1793


Plan of Portico, Elevation of Portico and Section of Portico


bar scale of 3/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Rain Water Pipe to be brought down / in the Column marked A, A, Godfrey Thornton Esqr and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • April 1793
    Soane's office Day Book for 1792-1793 has an entry for 'Tuesday April 9 1793 / Godfrey Thornton Esq / Making drawing for the Portico at Moggerhanger / Meyer' that is Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil 1791-1796)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow and green washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (495 x 457)


Frederick Meyer (1775), draughtsman
Frederick Meyer, see note under 'Dated' (above)



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