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  • image SM 7/1/4

Reference number

SM 7/1/4


[14] Music room, design 20 May 1808


Plan and laid out wall elevatiions


scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


Music Room / Taymouth Castle and Section of the Music Room

Signed and dated

  • 20/05/1808
    Copy / May 20th 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, sepia and blue washes on wove paper (557 x 674)


The office Day Book for 20 May 1806 has 'About drawings of / Finishing of Rooms in / Taymouth Castle / Malton, Adams, Edwards / Bailey' (which was most of the office.)


This design relates to the 'music room' shown on the plan (drawing [1]) where the dimensions are given as 24 x 26 feet and where three door openings are shown. Here, there are also three plus one false door and there is door-like paneling on the the fourth wall - for symmetry.



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