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image SM 35/4/20

Reference number

SM 35/4/20


[8] Plan No.3 of ground floor with alterations and additions


Plan of the Alteratiions & Improvements of Combe House, No 3


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


as above

Signed and dated

  • 07/11/1807
    Ge Underwood Novr 7 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash on laid paper (340 x 560)


George Allen Underwood (c.1793 - 1829)
Assistant September 1806 - May 1815. Noted in the entry for 6 November 1807 in the Soane office Day Book 'Copying Drawings / Underwood'.


As drawing [4] made April 13 1805 so presumably a copy. The office Day Book entry for 7 November 1807 has most of the office 'copying drawings' but here Underwood has signed the drawing - pupils and assistants were not supposed to do such a thing.



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