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  • image SM volume 42/37

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SM volume 42/37


[10] Sketch designs


Ground floor plan, front elevation and perspective of two-storey with basement and attic, three-bay house with bowed or bombé centre bays at back and front; and side elevation of a three-storey house corresponding with that of drawing 9


First floor 4 Bed Rooms dres[sin]g R[oo]m / Attics - 2 Bed Rooms / 2 Garrets in the Roof, plan labelled Hall and some dimensions given, calculations

Signed and dated

  • before 25 April 1784
    datable to before 25 April 1784

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on laid paper with one fold mark (197 x 383, top left-hand corner missing) both drawings from SM album of 'Original Sketches ...' volume 42


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


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