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image SM 35/1/1

Reference number

SM 35/1/1

Purpose

[1] Survey plan of the basement with additions by George Papworth

Aspect

Plan of the < Basement Story

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

as above, For the Alterations and Improvements of Lord Viscount Valentia's Mansion Camolin Park County of Wexford and labelled Butlers Pantry, Beer Cellar, Pantry, Larder, Servants Room, Wine Cellar, Stewards Chamber (4 times), Store Room, Housekeepers Room, Kitchen, Scullery, Servants Hall, Cellar, Terrace, Area, To Kitchen &c and with some dimensions given

Signed and dated

George Papworth / Dublin 1814

Medium and dimensions

Pen and red pen, black, pink and grey washes, on wove paper (484 x 680)

Hand

George Papworth
George Papworth, Dublin architect see Notes below

Verso

Detail of terrace

Watermark

B / J Whatman / 1812

Notes

The George Papworth who made drawings [1] and [2] is likely to be the brother and pupil of J.B.Papworth (1775-1847). See H.Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British architects 1600-1841, p.777. Colvin gives his dates as (1781-1855) and noted that he 'had a succesful career as an architect in Ireland'. He was certainy a good draughtsman.

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drawing

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