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image 2/9/27

Reference number

2/9/27

Purpose

[33] Presentation copy of a design that includes an alternative staircase, one dated 9 August 1799

Aspect

Ground floor plan as in drawing 31

Scale

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

Inscribed

Design for the alterations and additions to Hollwood, The Right Honble William Pitt, (upper case) servants hall, arcade, butlers room, working room, stewards room, housekeepers room, scullery, arcade, laundry, the kitchen, dry / larder, court, Mr Pitts dressing / room, lobby, water / closet (twice), lobby, library, drawing room, the eating room 15'6" high, side table (twice), lobby (twice), table, breakfast room, vestibule and dimensions given

Signed and dated

July 1799, datable to August 1799 (see Notes)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black, grey and blue washes within quadruple-ruled black and grey washes border on wove paper (715 x 535)

Hand

Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) and Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804)
Thomas Sword, draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) and Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804)

Watermark

J Whatman 1794

Literature

P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, pp. 176, 187-188, and P. Dean Sir John Soane and London, 2006, p. 239; J.P.W. Ehrman and A. Smith, 'Pitt, William', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online (accessed July 2011).

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Drawing

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