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image SM 31/4/36

Reference number

SM 31/4/36


[183] Working drawing, 14 February 1801


Longitudinal section and plan


labelled Vestibule, Bond (twice), A. is determind by the Center of the door into the Eating Room / & B. by the Center of the end front / distance bet[wee]n. a.B. gives B.C., Hall to be painted to / represent Veined marble / or Gialio antice, stone, (pencil) steps and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 14 February 1801
    Lincolns Inn Fields Febry. 14: 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, pale red and sepia washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (650 x 542)


Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) (Day Book 14 February 1801)


Helen Dorey, 'Sir John Soane's Pitzhanger' in Trackers, exhibition catalogue, PM Gallery and House, 2004, p.22



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