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image SM 35/4/25

Reference number

SM 35/4/25

Purpose

[21] Plan for ground floor with alternative front elevatiions

Aspect

Plan of the Principal Floor of proposed Mansion

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Reymundo Putt Esqre, labelled Hall, Butler's Pantry, Water Closet, Closet, Housekeeper's / Room, Plate Closet, Common Stair, Kitchen, MrPutt's Room, Eating Room, Drawing Room, Library, Principal / Staircase and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Novr 1811

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia washes, on wove paper (465 x 566)

Hand

George Basevi (1794 - 1845)
Pupil December 1810 - June 1816.

Notes

Alternative treatments for the portico are given - semicircular with eight colums or rectangular with six columns. A comparison with drawing [20] shows that this plan (at 82 feet) is less wide by 12 feet.

See also drawing [34] for a copy to a larger scale.

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Drawing

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