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  • image SM 10/2/23v

Reference number

SM 10/2/23v


[7] Working drawing for library addition, 1796


Ground floor plan; first floor plan; interior elevation of the library; and rough detail of scrolled ornament; (verso) detail of scrolled ornament for the Bank of England


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


The Right Honble William Pitt, (pencil) hall, Ground floor, one pair floor, lead flat, and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1796
    datable to 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen and Naples yellow, grey and pink washes, pencil, on wove paper (655 x 549)


Attributed to Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808)



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