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  • image SM 34/2/30

Reference number

SM 34/2/30


[75] Design for alterations to library (as [74])


Plan and section of the Library


to a scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Right Honble / The Lord Eliot, Same height as Saloon, old Cornice, A Recess with an architrave / to correspond with the opening opposite, Pedestal Stove pipe to connect to / warm air and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 12/07/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 12th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue, light red and yellow washes on laid paper (320 x 397)


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


Curtess & Son / 1805 Britannia with shield holding lance and olive branch within crowned oval


Drawn to a larger scale but otherwise as drawing [74] q.v. for note on location of library.



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