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image SM 45/5/36

Reference number

SM 45/5/36

Purpose

[3] Design No.2

Aspect

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

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Ramsey Abbey, No 2, Design No II, labelled Porch, Vestibule, Library,The Drawing Room, Breakfast Room / & / Anti Room, Principal Staircase, Eating Room, Common / Staircase, Cloister (twice), Common / Staircase, Mr Fellowes / Room, (feint pencil) Butler, Housekeeper, Kitchen, Laundry

Signed and dated

John Soane Archt Lincolns Inn Fields May 16th 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes, quadruple ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfe, on wove paper (542 x 862)

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The eating room has been restored to the south-west side of the house. The entrance porch varies from that of drawing [2] since it is made shorter by not having a water closet and lobby.

Level

Drawing

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