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image SM 46/5/32

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SM 46/5/32


[34] Plan for ground floor


Plan for the Principal floor


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, W.H.Fellowes Esqre, labelled Vestibule, Water Closet, Evidence / Room, Library, Cloisters (twice), Withdrawing Room, Anti / Room, Best Staircase, Common Staircase, Eating Room and Mr Fellowes' / Room

Signed and dated

  • 15/12/1804
    Lincolns Inn Fields December 15th 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash with triple ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (478 x 677)


Soane office




Comparison with earlier drawings for the first floor ([9]-[11]) shows the same disposition of rooms but, for example, the projecting entrance lobby now has a circular form and the back entrance has disappeared while an extra buttress to the south side has been added for symmetry.



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