Pencil with brown washes heightened with white, each 7.6cm by 12.7cm.
The studies of the north west and south west views of Burghley House are mounted together and inventoried with a pencil study of Burghley by another hand.
The artist’s earliest works were drawings of insects, some of which he exhibited at the Royal Academy. However, he later became better known for his architectural drawings, which were heightened with water colours and often used by engravers. Amongst other publications, between 1818 and 1824 he produced, in six volumes, Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.