NOTES: This drawing (numbered Plate 65) is one of a series of topographical thesis studies made by Cowlishaw between 1928 and 1930 while he was a member of the Imperial War Graves Commission. The series was entitled 'French Civic Architecture 1500-1802. A study of some of the notable buildings in Northern France erected during the early part of the 16th century to the beginning of the 19th century.' The house depicted in this plate dates from the late 18th century
NOTES: This drawing was a preparatory sketch for a finished drawing which Smirke exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1810. The structure was believed to be the largest Doric temple ever built, although it was never completed.