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Reference number

SM 40/3/1

Purpose

[16] Part-plan of second floor with variant alterations

Aspect

Part of the Chamber Floor with Alterations

Scale

bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Robert Knight Esqre, labelled Dressing Room, Lobby, Door, Bed Chamber (twice), Library & Drawing room [flues], Butlers Pantry flue, House Keeper [flue]

Signed and dated

April 2d 1802, Copy of Layover to Plan / sent April 3d

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and red washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (567 x 344)

Hand

The office Day Book has an entry for Saturday April 3rd 1802: Robt Knight Esqr/ Sent a Plan of / the alterations of the Chamber / Floor with a lay over / on 1 Sheet of Royal Paper / likewise returned to Mrr Knight / the Plan of the Basement & / Chamber Floor with alterations in Seward's hand, that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848), pupil and assistant, May 1794 - September 1808

Notes

Close in design to drawing [15] though to a larger scale and, for example, showing the flues.

Level

Drawing

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