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SM 6/1/17


[27] Design for the office range, Ground floor plan, 5 January 1793


Ground floor Plan of alterations to offices


bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot


The Earl of Hardwicke, Lobby (twice), Stairs to / dining Room, Lobby, Pastry, Game / Larder, Pleasure / Grounds, Day / Larder, Wet Larder, Dairy, Ironing Table, Laundry, Mangle, Folding / Table, Kitchen, Front yard, Bakehouse / and / Scullery, Washouse, Pleasure Grounds, Yard, Brewhouse, Church yard, Shoe house, Dust hole

Signed and dated

  • 5 January 1793
    Copy Great Scotland Yard Jany 5th 1793

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and wash on wove paper with traces of red sealing wax (575 x 342)


Attributed to Frederick Meyer (1775), draughtsman
attributed to Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil 1791-796)



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