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Reference number

SM 3/3/16

Purpose

[16] Designs (largely unexecuted) for elevation of south front and ground floor plan, 5 July 1797

Aspect

(recto) Elevation of south front inscribed Design A (verso) unfinished ground floor plan with a rough design for a three-quarters oval room drawn by Soane

Scale

(recto) bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot (verso) bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

(recto) as above; (verso) sideb:[oard]

Signed and dated

Copy Lincolns Inn Fields July th5 .. 1797

Medium and dimensions

(recto) pen and sepia wash, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper (330 x 559) (verso) pen, brown pen, pencil

Hand

Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
(recto) Jeans, Seward, Good (verso) Soane
(Thomas Jeans, pupil 1792-1797), Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) Henry Joseph Good (1775-1857, pupil 1795-1799) (from Day Book for 5 July 1797)
Pupil 1795-1800 Henry Joseph Good, draughtsman
(recto) Jeans, Seward, Good (verso) Soane
(Thomas Jeans, pupil 1792-1797), Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) Henry Joseph Good (1775-1857, pupil 1795-1799) (from Day Book for 5 July 1797)
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
(recto) Jeans, Seward, Good (verso) Soane
(Thomas Jeans, pupil 1792-1797), Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) Henry Joseph Good (1775-1857, pupil 1795-1799) (from Day Book for 5 July 1797)
pupil August 1792-97 Thomas Jeans, draughtsman
(recto) Jeans, Seward, Good (verso) Soane
(Thomas Jeans, pupil 1792-1797), Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) Henry Joseph Good (1775-1857, pupil 1795-1799) (from Day Book for 5 July 1797)

Notes

Drawing 16 verso is an unfinished ground floor plan with the plan for a three-quarters oval room superimposed on Mr Thornton's room and the room behind it. This verso drawing is close to a survey drawing of 1808 (drawing 39) but without the proposed breakfast room. Drawing 16 recto shows the two-storey plus dormer windowed attic, three-bay west front with the addition of a bow front for the proposed breakfast room.

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Drawing

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