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SM volume 65/6


[35] First floor plan, after drawings [16], [17], 14 March 1809


Plan of the Chamber Floor / of Whitley Hall


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Right Honble: Lord Viscount Hood

Signed and dated

  • 14/03/1809
    March 14th:1809

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, on laid paper (285 x 548) - page 6


George Allen Underwood (1793 - 1829) (assistant September 1807 - May 1815)


fleur de-ls above cartouche with bar and below 1808


Presumably copied after drawings [16] or [17] though to a different scale and with out the room labels.



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