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image SM 29/4A/6

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SM 29/4A/6


[5] Revised design, Plan of first floor, 6 July 1789


Plan of first floor


to 1/6 inch to one foot


Mr Colly, Venet[ian window] (twice) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

July 6 1789

Medium and dimensions

pen and sepia wash on cartridge paper with one fold mark (295 x 515)


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


Drawing 5 (in Soane's hand) shows the layout of the first or bedchamber floor, revisions were made four days later (drawing 6 verso) that included Venetian windows on the west side. Drawing 8 has what seems to be the final design for the bedchamber floor and has the addition of top lighting.



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