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SM 5/1/29


[2] Initial design: ground floor plan as drawing


The Plan of the Hall Floor and (verso) crude pencil outline of plan on recto


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, Mr Mansel, labelled: Drawing Room, Hall, Closet (twice), Justice Room, Dressg Room, Passageway to Kitchen &c, The Library and Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Scullery, Pantry and Eating Room and some dimensions given

Signed and dated


Medium and dimensions

Pen and red (with some yellowing) wash with multi-ruled and black and sepia washed border on laid paper with one fold mark (732 x 523)


Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


A neat copy of Soane's drawing [1], both have (on the right flank) a setback 14 or 15 feet wide by 12 feet and marked by two columns. It is difficult to know the intention but whatever it was it was dropped in subsequent designs.



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