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image SM 5/1/25

Reference number

SM 5/1/25

Purpose

[11] Slightly variant first floor plan

Aspect

Design for the Chamber Floor

Scale

bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Mr Mansel, Closet, Staircase to Attics, Door,4½ / a / equal, ab / equal / 4½, make a = ab

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields 18 June 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen and red wash (with some yellowing), penci,l brown pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (514 x 595)

Hand

Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Nothing recorded in the Soane office Day Book for 18 June 1799 but attributed to Henry Hake Seward, pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.

Notes

The minor changes from drawings [9-10] are a rounding off of two corners in one of the larger bedrooms, something similar for the stair well, and the addition of the attic stair.

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Drawing

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