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image SM 30/1B/13

Reference number

SM 30/1B/13

Purpose

[9] Survey drawing, section, 29 September 1790

Aspect

Section of the House from A to B

Scale

bar scale of 2/9 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Hicks Beach Esqre and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Albion Place Septr 29th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow and light red washes on laid paper, some pricking for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (558 x 690)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office

Level

Drawing

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