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image SM 34/2/22

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SM 34/2/22


[84] Design for drawing room including ceiling and colour scheme


Plan and laid out wall elevations for the Drawing Room


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Plan A, B, C, Section on the Line A-B, Section on the Line C-D, Section on the Line D-C

Signed and dated

  • 31/05/1806
    Lincolns Inn Fields / May 31 1806

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, olive green, pink, blue and yellow washes with triple ruled border, shaded, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper (392 x 480)


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


fleur de lis over 1797 (twice)


The form of decoration for the ceiling is beginnng to emerge while the rendering of the walls in a green olive wash becomes lighter on drawing [85].



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