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  • image SM volume 41/42 verso

Reference number

SM volume 41/42 verso


[2] Record copy, Plan and wall elevations for new eating room, c. early 1785


Plan and laid-out wall elevations


bar scale of 1/9 inch to one foot


as above, lettered (against large panels) B (five times), C (twice) and D (twice but relating to four narrow panels), Sunk ½ inch (of ceiling corners), Angle bead / single bead (of right-hand alcove), Angle bead in plaster, Angle bead in ? head (of left-hand alcove - the plans of the alcoves differ) and dimensions given Eating Room Taverham

Signed and dated

  • 1785
    Datable to c. early 1785, see scheme notes

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, shaded, on laid paper (362 x 240) bound in 'Precedents in Architecture' volume 41


Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs, draughtsman
John Sanders (pupil 1 September 1784-90)


T French



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