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image SM 31/4/13

Reference number

SM 31/4/13


[187] Working drawing, 14 July 1801


Parts of the Vestibule


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as above, labelled The bottom of the flutings levelled up like the flutes of the columns in front of House, Sinking in fall of pilasters, Projection at G, Center of Pannels and The difference / in the sinking of/ the pannels to / be in H

Signed and dated

  • 14 July 1801
    July 14th. 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pale red and sepia washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (579 x 699)


Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) (Day Book 14 July 1801)


Helen Dorey, 'Sir John Soane's Pitzhanger' in Trackers, exhibition catalogue, PM Gallery and House, 2004, p.22



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