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Drawing 29 follows the same plan, with the joinery work in pink wash. Instructions are given for the room's finishings, specifying that the radius of the alcoves should be 'as large as possible without cutting into the face of the work' and that the circular recess at the centre of the room should be 'as large as the timbers will admit'.
Drawings 28 and 29 are similar and were probably made in January 1803. Drawing 29 is dated January 1803 in Soane's hand. Drawing 28 is inscribed '1802' by George Bailey, the first curator of the Soane Museum, and it is likely that his 19th century inscription is not accurate.
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Contents of Design and working drawings for the library showing ceiling as executed, one dated 5 January 1803 (2)
-  Design for the library showing ceiling as executed, 1803
-  Working drawing for the library showing ceiling as executed, 5 January 1803