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  • image SM 28/6/2

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SM 28/6/2


[8] Design (presentation plan) related to 'No 1' elevation, 1785


Plan of the Chamber Floor


bar scale of 1/7 inch to one foot


as above, Particular care must be taken / in finishing the floor of the / Nursery &c to prevent any / Noise from being heard on / the Principal Floor // NB The Rooms teinted [that is 'tinted' though not discernible] all over / are on a different level from / the Chamber Floor, being the / Lodging Rooms over the / Mezzanine Story; rooms labelled: Light Closet (twice), The Nursery, Passage (twice), The Landing of the best / Staircase, (feint pencil) dressing room dimensions given, (Bailey) Robert Fellowes Esqre Shottisham

Signed and dated

  • 1785
    (Bailey) 1785

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash on laid paper; brown pen inscriptions; with a double-ruled pen and wash border; with two fold marks (552 x 425)


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


J Whatman and fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W



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