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Reference number

31/2/50

Purpose

[190] Preliminary design and working drawing for the Breakfast Room, 14 February 1801

Aspect

Interior perspective with bookshelves (verso) elevation and wall plan

Scale

(verso) to a scale

Inscribed

labelled Copy 3:9 high & / Pedestals of / Bookcases to / range with the / top of Ch[imne]y Cornice and 3.9 (verso) Breakfast Room, 172 Finishings, 2.7½ dimensions to the Brickwork, Door of Bookcase, Door into Room, finishings, Vestibule, (cut)...case etc in Breakfast Room, (pencil) Library and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

Feb: 14: 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow ochre, sepia, pale red, cerulean blue, Naples yellow and terre verte washes, watercolour technique within a four-ruled grey border (verso) pen, pale yellow and sepia washes on wove paper (437 x 622)

Hand

Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843), draughtsman
J.M. Gandy (1771-1843) (Day Book 14 February 1801)

Literature

B. De Divitiis, 'New Drawings for the interiors of the Breakfast Room and Library at Pitzhanger Manor', Architectural History Vol 48, 2005, p.164

Level

Drawing

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