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SM 7/2/60


[23] Working drawing, plan of Roof, Cornice, February/July 1793


Plan of the Roof (verso) Cornice round the House - full size


to a scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above and Rene / René Payne Esqr
chimneys labelled A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q and ** Leave Arches in these Chimney / Shafts for the Rain Water / for the Rain Water (sic) to pass / thro' along the Gutter // Z (4 times) Water Pipe

Signed and dated

  • February 1793
    Great Scotland Yard / Febr 1793 (verso) Copy July 15th 1793
  • 15 July 1793
    Great Scotland Yard / Febr 1793 (verso) Copy July 15th 1793

Medium and dimensions

pen, sepia and light red washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (verso) pen (330 x 559)


pupil August 1792-97 Thomas Jeans, draughtsman
Thomas Jeans (pupil, August 1792-August 1797) from Soane office Day Book entry for 1 March 1793 and by comparison



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