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[12] Alternative intermediate design for a house, 1785-88


(Bailey) Design for the Principal Floor of Shottisham Norfolk for R. Fellowes Esqre


bar scale of 1/5 inch to one foot


as above, rooms labelled Housekeeper's / Room, Gentleman's / Dressing Room, Justice Room, Library, Entrance Hall, Principal / Staircase, Eating Room, Court, Kitchen, pencil additions including niche (twice in hall) and some feint pencil dimensions

Signed and dated

(Bailey, pencil) 1785-88

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, black and light blue washes on laid paper (621 x 491)


Soane office


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



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