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image SM 30/2/4

Reference number

SM 30/2/4

Purpose

[3] Survey of the existing house, datable to 29 August - 2 September 1788

Aspect

Elevation of Front; attic plan; and unfinished rear elevation

Scale

bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, The Marquiss of Abercorn, Bentley Priory, (Soane) 3.6 diff[erenc]e between height of new building & old, 3.7 in (?)Nursery and dimensions given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

datable to 28 August - 1 September 1788 (see Notes)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper with one fold mark (452 x 567)

Hand

Sanders, John (1768--1826), draughtsman
John Sanders (1768-?1826, pupil 1784-1790) and Robert Woodgate (clerk 1788-1791)
Clerk 1788-91 Robert Woodgate, draughtsman
John Sanders (1768-?1826, pupil 1784-1790) and Robert Woodgate (clerk 1788-1791)

Watermark

J Whatman and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with W below

Level

Drawing

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