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image Image 1 for SM (6) volume 41/64 verso (7 ) volume 41/65 recto
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Reference number

SM (6) volume 41/64 verso (7 ) volume 41/65 recto

Purpose

Record copies of interior details and of specification for the ground and first floors, January 1786 (2)

Aspect

6 Details of: Cornice for the Center Room - South Front; Cornice for the Drawing Room; Cornice for the Hall, the best Staircase / Mr Rix's Room & the two best Chambers; Base & Surbase in the / Eating Room & drawing / room; Architrave to all the / doors on the Ground / & Hall floors and of pilaster and architrave labelled: front line of shutter, Into this Pilaster / the Shutters are to lock & is to project from the Wall Line / sufficiently to receive the Shutters / & to stop the Moldings 7 Specification for Nathaniel Rix Esqr concerning the Floors, Windows, Doors, Mouldings as per drawings, Principal Floor, Floated Ceilings, Chimney Pieces, Mrs Rix's Closet, Hall door of the Principal Floor and Chamber Floor and finishings of the Best Staircase

Scale

(6) ¼ Size

Inscribed

(6) as above, N.Rix Esqre and some dimensions given (7) as above

Signed and dated

(6) Jan: 1786

Medium and dimensions

(6) Pen, pink wash, pencil (7) pen (6-7) on laid paper (364 x 244) bound into 'Precedents in Architecture' SM volume 41

Hand

6-7 John McDonnell (1770- , 18 March 1786-1791)

Watermark

(6) fleur-de-lis (7) T French

Notes

The date 'January 1786' refers to the date of the original drawing that was copied. John McDonnell was articled to Soane from 18 March 1786 and obviously the copy was made after that date.

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Drawing

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