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image SM 34/3/6

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SM 34/3/6


[13] Plan for alterations to first floor


Plan of the Drawing RoomFloor / with theProposed Alterations


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Right Honble / The Lord Eliot, labelled Drawing Room, Anti-Room, Anti-Room, Best / Staircase, Lady Eliot's / Sitting Room, Greenhouse, Lobby, Water / Closet and (verso) Lord Eliot St James's Square

Signed and dated

  • 26/04/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields / April 26th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue and red washes, with triple ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (652 x 448)


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


A comparison with survey plan [3] shows that the five windows facing St James's Square each had a semicircular balcony now to be removed. More interesting are the proposed additions of a glazed roof to the court, a greenhouse and a small stair to the garden.



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