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  • image SM volume 66/88

Reference number

SM volume 66/88


[15] Alternative design for the principal front


Elevation of the Entrance Front


to a scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot


as above, Earl Powlett

Signed and dated

  • Copy Lincolns Inn Fields May 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black, raw umber, blue, green and grey washes, shaded with quadruple-ruled and black and Naples yellow washed border on laid paper(495 x 702) bound into volume 66/88


Thomas Jeans (c.1775-1866), pupil August 1792-25 August 1797. The inscriptions are in his hand, however the Soane office Day Book for May 1797 records drawings for Hinton St George being made by 'Jeans / Seward / Good'. That is: Henry Hake Seward (1777-1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808; Henry Joseph Good (1775-1857), pupil January 1795-January 1799. Seven drawings (six on Imperial-sized sheets and one on double Elephant) were taken to Lord Poulett's house in Stratford Place, London on 26 May 1797.


The elevation corresponds with design 'B' for the principal floor, that is, the portico is parallel with the front of the building rather than on a segmental plan as in design 'A'. The Composite order is the same but different is the treatment of the attic storey which here takes the form of a pedestal, three bays wide, with festoon ornament.



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