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  • image SM 6/1/19

Reference number

SM 6/1/19


[41] Survey of the water pipes and drains, 1749


Plan as in drawing 41


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Ground Floor of the House at Wimpole &c, The Earl of Hardwicke, (pencil) 39'3; (verso, pencil) The Earl of Hardwicke / Plan of the Basement Floor of the House / at Wimple

Signed and dated

  • 1794
    Datable to 1794 in accord with drawing 40

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and grey, green and sepia washes on laid paper (649 x 462)


Soane Office, draughtsman
office of Henry Flitcroft, with labelling by Soane office hand


IV and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and LVG below



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