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  • image SM volume 63/67

Reference number

SM volume 63/67


[16] Record drawing


Plan of the Drawing Room Floor with / proposed alterations


to a scale (the same scale as drawing 14)


as above, Sir John Sebright Bart / Curzon Street, labelled door removed / to A, large door / remove and / make all good, Remove / chimney & / make all good, This Bow to be continued to the Garret Floor, Chamber over this / room but no Garret / in the roof, Best Staircase / A quarter space to be made at B. / The Steps now at B tobe replaced by those / at C. / The Landings on this Floor to be made as / wide as the doorway at D will / permit / Present / width of / landing / The plaistering to be made good in every / respect

Signed and dated

  • 20/10/1807
    Octr 20th 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes on laid paper (454 x 288) bound into volume 63


The office Day Book entries for 20 October 1807 have Chantrell and Underwood 'copying drawings', Bailey has 'Copying drawings into the Book' so perhaps he is the draughtsman of this drawing.



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