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image SM 40/3/11

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SM 40/3/11


[14] Plan of second floor with alterations


Plan of the Chamber Floor with Alterations


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


Robert Knight Esqr, (pencil) Mr Knight called today he / wishes if possible to have / to have the new Bedchamber removed / from the side next the Street

Signed and dated

  • 24/03/1802
    Linc Inn Fields March 24 180[cut] and (pencil) March 24 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes on on thin laid paper, pricked for transfer (672 x 548)


The office Day Book has an entry for 24 March 1802: 'Robert Knight Esqr / about PLans / Seward', that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848) pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808


The house has been extended by about 14 feet 6 inches on the garden side thus allowing for two extra rooms. Of these, the larger is a bedroom on the street side of the house.



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