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Reference number

SM 2/9/24


[23] Record drawing showing an alternative design on a compact plan and with geometric staircase, March 1799


Plan of the ground floor as in drawing 22


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot, approximately


(upper case) as above, Design for the proposed alterations and additions to Hollwood, No. 4, BLE, The Right Honble William Pitt, housekeeper's room, steward's room, servant's hall, arcade, passage, closet, anti room / for plate & glass / in common use, scullery, arcade, kitchen, eating room, library, corridor, servant's / powdering / room, lobby, the hall, study, anti-room / or / common eating room, the drawing room

Signed and dated

  • March 1799
    March 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink, black and blue washes, pricked for transfer within triple-ruled and black wash border on wove paper (734 x 529)


Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808)



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