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  • image SM 29/4A/10A

Reference number

SM 29/4A/10A


[9] Working drawing for the drawing room, plan and elevtions, 5 February 1790


Plan, laid-out wall elevations, and Elevation of the Shutters for the Drawing Room


1/3 inch to one foot


as above, AA Pannels equal, (plan) Window (twice), Door (twice), Chimney, Closet, (elevation) Circular soffite in Plaister, bead (twice), (shutter) In the Soffite the top Pannel / is to be square, Plaister, bead (twice), cut here / but not until / ordered, beaded capping, flush bead, Charles Collyer Esq r and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 5 February 1790
    Welbeck Street Copy Feby 5th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue and raw umber washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (556 x 670)


Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
John McDonnell (pupil 1786-91)



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