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image 31/1/11

Reference number

31/1/11

Purpose

[69] Preliminary design and preliminary working drawing for a villa on the site of the old Pitzhanger Manor, 7 August 1800

Aspect

Variant plan of ground floor

Scale

bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

labelled (Soane) The Ground to be raised from the / Gate next the Green to / the Steps before the / Entrance door___2:6, no. 8 Rises in front this porch / @ 6 ¾. 4:6 / on front below level of steps 1. / Height of the Basement story 7:5. 8:10 / Kitchen _ _ _ 9:0. 10:0, A. Query Portland Framing 4 inches thick / without any Arch under, This floor to / be two feet / below the / level of the / Hall floor, This floor to be / 2:3 / above the Hall floor, 11 feet high, Closet, cardinal points and dimensions given

Signed and dated

L.I.R. aug:7:1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, pencil and Indian red wash, partly pricked for transfer, on wove paper (667 x 547)

Hand

Possibly Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) or Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804) (Day Book 7 August 1800)
Possibly Thomas Sword, draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) or Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804) (Day Book 7 August 1800)

Level

Drawing

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