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Reference number

31/4/24

Purpose

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

Aspect

Plan, wall elevation and details (verso) cropped section

Inscribed

labelled Lib: Hinge, Portfolios (twice), folding door, Cha (twice), Door Plan (twice), Table in / middle of / Room, Writing Table/ or/ qy for Large/ bookcase, ch (twice), Book (twice), Cornice, Dual folding door / to shut back flat, Closet for / unbound books, Spring. of Semi-circ[le] / window, Glass Pilaster (twice), arch, plan, wall line, recess (twice) and some dimensions and calculations given

Signed and dated

aug: 2d. 1801

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen and pencil, partly pricked for transfer, on wove paper (579 x 359)

Hand

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

Watermark

94 (cut)

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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