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SM 34/3/13


[16] Revised plan for alterations to ground floor


Plan of the Hall Floor / with Alterations and pencil detail (verso) two ? unrelated plans


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Right Honble / the Lord Eliot, labelled Area (3 times), Portico, Library, Waiting / Room, Eating Room, Court, Upper Part of Kitchen and some (pencil) dimensions given (verso) dimensions and calculations

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields May 10 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue and red washes, pencil, with triple ruled and sepia wash border, (verso) added pencil, on wove paper (645 x 452)


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


A comparison with drawing [12] shows some changes. The entrance is now to St James's Square and the eating room and library have changed places. The entrance hall is extended and the best stair moved to the left-hand side though this has a pencil cancellation.



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