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Reference number

SM 40/3/5


[11] Plan of first floor with alternative alterations


Plan of the Drawing Room Floor / with proposed Alterations labelled No 3


to a scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, Robert Knight Esqre, labelled Drawing Room, Anti Room, Back Stair case, Back Stairs, Closet, Drawing Room 27.6 by 25.3

Signed and dated

  • 26/02/1802
    LincolnsInn Fields Feby 26 1802
  • 26/02/1802
    Lincolns Inn Fields Feby 26 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes with muti-ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer on laid paper (560 x 442)


The office Day Book entry for 26 February 1802 has an entry - 'Robert Knght Esqre/ About drawings of / the proposed Alterations / in Charles Street / Seward', that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848) pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808


J Larking fleur de lis above cartouche with bar and below, GR


The drawing room facing Grosvenor Square is to the same design as in drawings [8-10]. The drawing room overlooking the garden now has a projecting semicircular bay window on the right-hand side and the room extends into the lobby.



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