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image SM 39/1/77

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SM 39/1/77


[4] Design No.4 for alterations


Plan of the Ground Floor / with the proposed Alterations and The Plan of the One Pair Floor / with the proposed Alterations


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, Design No.4, Samuel Thornton Esqr, The Part tinted Red shews the Alterations, labelled: Area, The Hall, Eating Room, Lobby, Best Staircase, Breakfast Room, Mr Thorntons / dressing Room, Area, Garden and Ante Room, Drawing Room, Best Staircase, Bed Chamber and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields June 21st 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue and red washes, pricked for transfer with ruled and sepia wash border on laid paper (700 x 488)


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


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, ornate W


The design corresponds with the one shown on the flaps of drawing [3].



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