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SM 30/2/66


[161] Design for the interior of the entrance hall, 25 May 1798


Cross section of the entrance hall; two sections of the rounded alcove; elevation of the rounded alcove; rough detail of banded soffit


bar scale of 4/9 inch to 1 foot


(Soane) Correct, sunk fillet, sunk fillet impost cornice qy, dimensions given, (Bailey) The Marquiss of Abercorn, Sketch of a design for the new entrance hall at Bentley Priory

Signed and dated

  • 25 May 1798
    altered May 25th 1798, (Bailey) 1798

Medium and dimensions

pencil and pen on wove paper (656 x 552)


Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808)



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