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  • image SM 81/2/95

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SM 81/2/95


[9] Working drawing of chimney piece for drawing room


Plan, elevation and section


bar scale of 2 inches to 1 foot


Henry Peters Esqr,The Chimney Piece for Drawing Room at Betchworth Castle / to be of white Statuary Marble, Plan shewing size of Slab, Plan of the Mantle, Wall line (twice), and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 01/06/1799
    June 1st 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes on wove paper with six fold marks (532 x 335)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. Information from the Soane office Day Book.


Fluting and a segmental arched opening make up this restrained design for the south wall of the drawing room.



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