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  • image SM 46/4/5

Reference number

SM 46/4/5


[9] The portico, 4 May 1810


Plan, elevation & section of Portico


to a scale


as above, (of the section) A. Level of Old Slate Floor / B. Do New Floor / C. Level of old Basement Floor D / New Basement Floor (cut edge) nt Hemery Esqr / Jersey

Signed and dated

  • 04/05/10
    L.I.Fields / May 4th 1810

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes on wove paper (673 x 528)


Francis Edwards (1784-1857) (improver (July 1805-October 1810), George Bailey (1792-1860) (pupil, assistant August 1806-January 1837), George Allen Underwood (1792 - 1829) (assistant 29 September 1807 - May 1815) and Robert Dennis Chantrell (1793-1872) (pupil June 1807 - January 1814)


Soane's re-casting of Clement Hemery's house trasnformed it from a neat and tidy , perfetly decent house lacking imagination shared by master and servants into something more urbane and where the servants became less visible.

JL 2017



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