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image 39/1/80

Reference number

39/1/80

Purpose

[6] Survey drawing

Aspect

Plan of ground floor

Scale

bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Samuel Thornton Esqr / St James Square, labelled: Hall, Eating Room, Mr Thorntons Room, Schol Room, Dressing / Room, Passage, Kitchen, Stable, Court, Coach house, and dimensions given

Signed and dated

April 4th 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash on wove paper (690 x 564)

Hand

Charles Malton (1788-?, pupil February 1802 - December 1809) and George Allen Underwood (1793-1829, assistant 29 September 1807 - May 1815)

Notes

A comparison with an earlier survey drawing [1] shows that nothing had changed between 1799 and 1808. Except that the plan at the top right hand side does not appear elsewhere. The only thing labelled is 'Copper' so presumably the plan is of or for the offices.

Level

Drawing

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