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image SM 2/8/18

Reference number

SM 2/8/18

Purpose

[16] Section north-south by Soane

Aspect

Section and (verso, feint pencil) plan of attic floor as drawing [6])

Scale

to a scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Robert Dennistoun Esqre, labelled Staircase, Wine Cellar, Eatg Room, Butler, Water Closet and some dimensions given and (added pencil) 16 Risers from Basement to Butlers / Pantry @ 6¾ / Pantry @ 6¾" / 2 Risers from Butlers Pantry / to Hall floor, 29 Steps from Hall to Chamber floor / 6¾" and (verso, pencil) From the one Pair / for the Attic 6¼ / 2 risers

Signed and dated

Decr 1798

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, hatching, added pencil on laid paper (409 x 596)

Hand

Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)

Watermark

I Taylor, fleur de lis in crowned cartouche with below GR 1794

Notes

The section is through four floors plus mezzanine on a line C D (see plan drawing [3]) or from south to north.

Level

Drawing

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