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Reference number

SM 40/2/10


[16] Design for the basement floor, 30 June 1801


Plan of the Basement; (verso) details of cornices


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, Messrs Praeds & Co, labelled: 2.3, 1.1½ (twice); (verso, in Soane's hand): Pilaster / ¾, Fascia / to Bason, Impost full size, Stone Archit[rave], The Brick Modiglion / to project recede ½ inch before from the / Stone Arch and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 30 June 1801
    30 June 1801; (verso, in Soane's hand) July 4 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes (verso: brown pen), pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (675 x 549)


Henry Hake Seward or Thomas Sword


WL 1794


The basement has a central entrance.



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