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image SM 34/3/18

Reference number

SM 34/3/18

Purpose

[54] Alternatve design for new eating room, 2 June 1819

Aspect

Plan and Section of the New Eating Room at the House in Charles St St Jamess Square

Scale

bar scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, The Earl of St Germans

Signed and dated

June 2d 1819

Medium and dimensions

Pen, burnt umber, pink and blue washes, with double ruled and sepia wash border, on laid paper (480 x 619)

Hand

Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868) (pupil January 1818 - November 1823)

Notes

The plan and laid out wall elevatiions describe a room with an arched ceiling, lit by three tall windows with an additional raised oval windows at each end.

Level

Drawing

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