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SM 34/2/32


[54] Survey of saloon, eating room and vestibule


Plan and section


bar scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot


The Lord Eliot Port Eliot, Hall, Saloon, Eating Room, Vestibule, cir[cular] Drawing Room, Water Closet, Portico, Section, some dimensions given and (pencil) Liby [Library]

Signed and dated

Octr 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and light pink wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper (549 x 668)


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


Presumably the scalloped decoration on the right-hand sde refers to the drawing room built earlier (before 1793) by John Johnson (1732-1814).



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