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Reference number

SM 34/2/23


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


Plan and three laid out wall elevations for the Drawing Room


to a scale


as above

Signed and dated

  • 10/-6/1806
    Lincolns Inn Fields / June 10th 1806

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue, olive green, yellow and light red washes, shaded, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper (544 x 679)


Charles Malton (pupil April 1804 - December 1809)
Recorded in Soane office Day Book for10 June 1806 dates are 1788 - ? He does not appear in H.Colvin's Biographical dictionary of British architects, 1600-1840, 1999


The design is slightly more developed than in drawing [84]. The designs for the ceiling with its Greek fret motif is close to another finished design (see [86]).



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