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Reference number

2/9/16

Purpose

[15] Presentation drawing showing alternative design for the ground floor, 1797

Aspect

Design No2 ground floor plan as in drawing 14

Scale

bar scale of 3/20 inch to 1 foot, approximately

Inscribed

as above Hollwood, The Right Honble / William Pitt, Kitchen offices, passage, passage, Servants' Hall, Housekeeper, Waiting Room, Butler for plates / & glass in common use, sink, Eating Room, Lobby, Court, Arcade, Steward's Room, Hall, Portico, Withdrawing Room, Best Staircase, Library, Water closet, (pencil) Larder and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields 1797 and September 1798 (see Notes)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink, grey, blue and green washes, pencil within quadruple-ruled and black and grey washes border on laid paper (675 x 470)

Hand

SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane and attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808)
Attributed to Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Soane and attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808)

Watermark

I Taylor and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and GR 1794 below

Level

Drawing

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