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  • image SM volume 67/31

Reference number

SM volume 67/31


[2] Design 'No 1' for alterations to the drawing room floor, 22 May 1801


Plan of the Drawing Room Floor / with Alterations / Design No 1


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, Hammet Esqr, labelled: Water / Closet, Lobby, Back Stairs, Ante Room, Best Staircase, 1st Drawing Room / 28.0 by 26.6, 2nd Drawing Room / 23.6 by 32.6

Signed and dated

  • 22 May 1801
    Lincolns Inn Fields May 22 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer with five ruled and sepia wash on wove paper (552 x 665)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


WL 1794


This design for the first floor, corresponding to drawing number [1] of the ground floor, shows the two bowed projections to the rear of the house, both of which have three windows.



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