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image SM volume 59/87

Reference number

SM volume 59/87

Purpose

[134] Presentation drawing of an alternative design for the entrance hall, 2 January 1798

Aspect

Perspective and ground floor plan

Scale

bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

(upper case) The Marquis of Abercorn / A design for / The proposed entrance at Bentley Priory, and plan labelled: The / Hall / 20' by 42', Porte-cochère

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields Jan: 2d 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and coloured washes, within single-ruled border on laid paper (320 x 457)

Hand

Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (c. 1798-1848, pupil 1794-1808), Henry Joseph Good (1775-1857, pupil 1795-1800) and Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Henry Hake Seward (c. 1798-1848, pupil 1794-1808), Henry Joseph Good (1775-1857, pupil 1795-1800) and Soane
Pupil 1795-1800 Henry Joseph Good, draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (c. 1798-1848, pupil 1794-1808), Henry Joseph Good (1775-1857, pupil 1795-1800) and Soane

Watermark

crowned cartouche with W below

Notes

Drawing 134 has an entrance hall that is more detached than the design in drawing 126, linking the front entrance of the existing building to a porte-cochère. The hall has a square-plan starfish ceiling between apsidal ends.

Level

Drawing

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