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image SM 46/5/28

Reference number

SM 46/5/28

Purpose

[4] Design No.2 (copy) with amendments

Aspect

Plan of the Principal Floor of a Design for Alterations and Improvements

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, W.H.Fellowes Esqre, Ramsey Abbey, No 2, labelled Library, The Drawing Room, Breakfast Room & / Anti Room, Principal Staircase, Eating Room, Common / Staircase, Cloisters (twice), Closet, Hat Closet, Mr Fellowes / room, Vestibule and Porch. Feint pencil (by Soane) Make the Cloister (the rest indecipherable)

Signed and dated

Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields May:16 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, sepia wash, some pencil, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (535 x 683)

Hand

Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)
The basic drawing is attributed to an unidentified office hand with labels and additions by Soane.

Notes

Dated as drawing [3] some amendments have been made by Soane: the drawing room is given apsidal ends and the entrance porch has an alternative treatment where the the sides are curved and the stairs rise in semicircles and with further pencil alternatives.

Level

Drawing

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