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image 31/3/31 verso

Reference number

31/3/31 verso

Purpose

[78] Preliminary design with turrets: C, 23 August 1800 (2)

Aspect

(verso) Part of a plan for the basement showing a turret and entrance porch

Scale

bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

(pencil) some rooms labelled Wine & ale Cellar, Mens Room, door (three times), Soap and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

LIF augst. 23:1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and Indian red wash on wove paper (537 x 512)

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 23 August 1800)
Possibly Thomas Sword, draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) or Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804) (Day Book 23 August 1800)

Level

Drawing

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