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[191] Preliminary design and working drawing for the Breakfast Room, 2 August 1801


Wall elevation and details (verso, pencil) small plan


to a scale


labelled Marble Tops to / Bookcases, q[uer]Y Pro. 18 to reuse / large part / folio / instead / of putting / them in / the cases on the / side of next door / onto Breakfast Room, bit: re. Walls, Breakt. Room, door into Eating, face of Bookcases Wall line, Drawing (twice), Shuts: Panel, Shuts, Spring of Semicir: window in Library determines this, 6 Inches, Cornice over Bookcases full size, Recess (twice), Proj: of Cor, 1A. between / walls to finish / at 13:9, Plan of / archivolts / full size and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

Aug: 2d: 1801

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen and pencil on wove paper (696 x 542)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect


WL 1794


B. De Divitiis, 'New Drawings for the interiors of the Breakfast Room and Library at Pitzhanger Manor', Architectural History Vol 48, 2005, p.164



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