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image SM 33/3/B30

Reference number

SM 33/3/B30

Purpose

[5] Working drawing - plan of library and lobby close to [3] and [4]

Aspect

The Plan / Gothic Library &c Stowe

Scale

to a scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, The Marquiss of Buckingham, The Plan, AB, CD, EF, GH, LM, equal (six times), labelled Lobby, Balluster, enclosure, to finish 3:6, Bookcase (6 Times), Door (twice), Splay (twice), The Backs of the Bookcases are / to be of Inch deal bead & flush / framing prepared in the Country / Note the Bookcases will / be made in Town / the Finishing of the Window / side of the Room to be prepared / in Town // the Moldings / in the Lobby will be executed in / Composition or artfiical Stone // JJJ equal spacing // (feint pencil) 12 feet / [illegible] door of 2.6, Section of the Ceiling from e to f and pencil calculations

Signed and dated

Copy Lincolns Inn Fields April 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yel,llow washes on thin laid paper (685 x 545)

Hand

Soane office

Level

Drawing

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