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image SM 7/1/3

Reference number

SM 7/1/3

Purpose

[7] Great drawing room, design, May 1808

Aspect

Plan and laid out half wall elevatiions

Scale

bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot ?

Inscribed

Section of the different sides, and the Ceiling of the / Great Drawing Room, Taymouth Castle, the Entablature / to be of enriched stucco work, the 6 side Compartments in / the Ceiling which are left unfinished are proposed to be / filled up with reclining figures / No 84

Signed and dated

May 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia washes, shaded, triple ruled and sepia wash border, on wove paper (494 x 707)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office

Watermark

J Whatman

Notes

A 'Great Drawing Room' does not appear on the ground flooor plan (drawing [1]) but there is a 'Great Hall' (measuring 54 x 28 feet) and this seems to be it. The ceiling is elaborate and has compartments that are to have sculptures added.

Level

drawing

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