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Reference number

2/9/25

Purpose

[37] Presentation drawing of final design, for publication, showing an alternative staircase, 14 August 1799

Aspect

The plan of the chamber floor

Scale

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

Inscribed

(Soane) as above, Hollwood, The Right Honble / William Pitt, stewards office, stewards / chamber, lobby, chamber, chamber, servants room, chamber, dressing room, dressg room, closet, dressing room, court, chamber, lobby, water clost, water clos, lobby, chamber, dressing room, closet, the landing of / the best staircase, lobby, dressing room, chamber, dressing room, balcony, closet, chamber, dressing room, closet, lobby, chamber, corridor and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields Augst 14th 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black and blue washes, pencil pricked for transfer within five-ruled pen and grey and black washes border on laid paper (735 x 525)

Hand

SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) and Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804)
Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Soane, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) and Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804)
Thomas Sword, draughtsman
Soane, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) and Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804)

Watermark

J Whatman 1794 and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with W below

Level

Drawing

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