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image SM 89/5/16

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SM 89/5/16


[20] Top lighting for bedroom passage


Design for lighting Bedroom Passage / from Garret Story


to a scale


as above (verso) Plan for alteration for / lighting Bedroom Passage

Signed and dated

June 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow and red washes on laid paperwith 2 fold marks(331 x 198)


attributed to R.Woodward, clerk of works 27 May to 12 October 1805 (Ledger D p.237)


C Patch / 1794


Drawings [14] and [15] for the second floor (bedroom floor) have a rectangular 'skylight' though something circular is proposed here.



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