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image SM 40/2/48

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SM 40/2/48


[34] Design for the partitions on the upper floors, 22 August 1801


Section thro Shop


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, Messrs Praeds & Co / Fleet Street, labelled: Spring the / same height as / windows in / front, (in Soane's hand) a round Iron / with nuts & / screws to go / through each / of the Girders / & other Timbers / as shewn by / the dotted lines, Q[uarte]rs to be in / one length / the height of / both floors & / spiked on to / the plates & Braces / on each side and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 22 August 1801
    (Copy) Augt 22nd 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (495 x 337)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


The partitions were added to this drawing by Soane. Partitions were required to strengthen the upper floors.



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