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image SM volume 63/64

Reference number

SM volume 63/64

Purpose

[3] Record drawing of the ground floor and drawing room floor, 13 October 1802

Aspect

Plan of the Ground & Drawing Room Floor

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, The Dowager / Countess of Portsmouth / No 11 Bruton Street

Signed and dated

Octr 13th 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and blue washes on laid paper (455 x 290)

Hand

Charles Malton (1788)
Pupil February 1802 - December 1809.

Watermark

fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W

Notes

The plan on the left is a survey of the ground floor. It has an entrance hall with a staircase, a second, smaller (service?) stair, two large rooms - one with two columns - and a smaller room to the rear. Outside is a water closet and a yard, at the back of which are outhouses and stables with four stalls. The drawing room or first floor is the same as in drawing [1].

The Office Day Books give Charles Malton 'Copying plan in Book of Town houses' on Wednesday 13 October 1802. Volume 63 is entitled Plans of Town Houses and contains 127 record drawings for houses in London.

Level

Drawing

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