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image volume 62/51a

Reference number

volume 62/51a

Purpose

[24] Presentation drawing of an alternative preliminary design for the house, c. June 1793

Aspect

Ground floor plan

Scale

to a scale of 1/11 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

(some in upper case, in pen and pencil) Vestibule / 18.0 / by / 18, Dressing Room, Chamber / 20.3 by 18, Closet, Dressing Room, Water / Closet, Breakfast / Library / 25.10½ by 18.6, Drawing Room / 33.6 by 28:10½, Billiard Room / 25-- by 36 / Eating Room / Library, Eating Room / 34.0 by 23.3

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and black wash, within triple-ruled and wash border on laid paper (437 x 254)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

J Buttanshaw

Literature

P. du Prey, Sir John Soane, 1985, in series of 'Catalogues of architectural drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum', catalogue 126, plate 27, pp. 59-60.

Level

Drawing

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