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image SM 30/2/26

Reference number

SM 30/2/26

Purpose

[74] Working drawing for the new wing, Ground floor

Aspect

Ground floor plan

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

The Earl of Abercorn, (Bailey) Design for additions to Bentley Priory 1789 and plan labelled (Soane): Radius 19'10", dimensions given and lettered A to C, A. in the center between B & C, (feint pencil) A B / ---- to (?)recess and with (?) A / HK d: with HC, D, F, G, H (twice), K and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

Datable to 26 November 1789 in accord with the date on drawing 73

Medium and dimensions

pen and grey, pink and yellow washes, pencil, on laid paper (552 x 661)

Hand

SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane and some titles added later by George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)
Bailey, George (1792--1860)
Soane and some titles added later by George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Level

Drawing

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