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image SM 29/4A/10

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SM 29/4A/10


[13] Working drawing for the link between house and offices, 8 February 1790


Plan of Offices on the Ground Floor, Plan on the Basement Floor, Elevation of offices and Section from A to B


bar scale of 1/12 inch to one foot


as above, A. Floor level with Kitchen / B. Floor of hall in the new House / C. Floor of old Cellar / D. Floor of new Cellar / E. The situation of this Wall is / determined by the door into back / Stairs G. / H. To be louvre boardings and labelled Court (twice), Charles Colyer Esqr and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 8 February 1790
    Copy Feby 8th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, sepia, yellow and raw umber washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (555 x 669)


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



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