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image SM 3/4/15

Reference number

SM 3/4/15

Purpose

[80] Final or near-final design, Plan of the Chamber Floor, 1810

Aspect

Plan of the Chamber Floor of Mogerhanger House

Scale

bar scales of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above and Stephen Thornton Esqre

Signed and dated

1810

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (516 x 649)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office hand, inscribing hand of George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60)
Bailey, George (1792--1860)
Soane office hand, inscribing hand of George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Notes

Drawing 80 for the bedroom floor seems to be more up-to-date than say drawing 62 (January 1809). The best dressing room remains much the same as when it was first roughed out in July 1797 (drawing 10 verso) and in a survey plan of 1808 (drawing 40) though in drawing 80 it is (internally) more fully circular and the lobby outside is now semicircular on plan.

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Drawing

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