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image 31/4/35

Reference number

31/4/35

Purpose

[207] Preliminary working drawing and design for the interior, 6 February 1801

Aspect

Plan of Library and Breakfast Room and elevation/section of north wall

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

labelled Library, finishing (three times), drawing Room, Bookcase with marble Top, Portfolio X (twice), This Recess to correspond with the / Window, Pedestal for Portfolio (twice), Bookcase (three times), Closet for unbound Books, door (twice), Vestibule, q[uer]y dimensions / of mahogany Doors, drawer (pencil) Pedestal (four times), glass (three times) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

Feb: 6: 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pale red, Naples yellow, terre verte, cerulean blue and sepia washes, partly pricked for transfer, on wove paper (580 x 699)

Hand

Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) (Day Book 6 February 1801)

Watermark

WL 1794

Level

Drawing

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