Jos. Gandy Esq.. A.R.A. Engraved by Eastgate. John Bell, weekly Messenger office, Southampton St. Strand for British Academy. 1 Oct 1807. Designed for Thos. Barker Esq.. Copper Engr. According to Ison, Georgian Buildings, this was Gandy's first design for Doric House, Sion Hill, and is the 'Design of a Gallery' exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1803 (4 years before the print was made). The building was completed about 1810 by Charles Spackman as a gallery and residence for Barker.
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