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Reference number

SM (43) volume 62/59 (44) volume 62/60a (45) volume 62/60*b (46) volume 62/60*a (47) volume 62/60b (48) volume 62/61 (49) volume 62/62

Purpose

Record drawings of the final design, as in drawings 36 to 42, September and October 1796 (5)

Aspect

43 Basement floor plan, including offices 44 Plan of the Basement Story 45 Plan of the Hall Floor 46 First floor plan 47 Plan of the attic 48 Front elevation 49 Longitudinal section of the staircase

Scale

(43-47) bar scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot (48) bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot (49) to a scale

Inscribed

44 (Soane) as above, The Marquiss / of Buckingham, plan labelled (Soane): Passage, Butler, House Steward, H[ouse] Keeper, Store Closets, Servants Hall, Passage to Kitchen, Bath, Steward 45 (Soane) as above, The Marquiss of / Buckingham, plan labelled (Soane): Hall, Drawing Room, Lord Temple, Dress[ing]: R[oom], Library, Dressing / Room, Eating Room, (feint pencil) Marquiss of Buckingham / in Pallmall

Signed and dated

(43-46, 48) datable to September 1796 (47) Septr 10th 1796 (49) Smirke Oct 11th 1796

Medium and dimensions

(43) Pencil, pen and red, grey and blue washes on laid paper (233 x 367) (44-46) pencil, pen and red wash on laid paper (176 x 226, 185 x 231, 233 x 182) (47) pencil, pen and pink, blue and sepia washes on laid paper (176 x 234) (48) pencil, pen and Payne's grey, sepia and black washes (369 x 235) (49) pencil, pen and coloured washes, including light pink, burnt umber and grey, on laid paper (234x 370)

Hand

(43, 46-48) Soane office (44-45) Soane office and Soane (49) Robert Smirke (1781-1867, pupil 1796-97)

Watermark

(43-49) pasted down in volume

Notes

Drawings 43 to 48 are record drawings of the house made in 1796, years after building works had been completed. They show the same designs as drawings 36 to 42, with slight variations to the staircase (drawing 49) and the iron railing over the front portico (drawing 48).

The section of the stairwell (drawing 49) was made by Robert Smirke, a pupil in Soane's office from May 1796 to January 1797 (see H. Colvin for architectural career). The drawing shows an alternative attic level, with fewer caryatids and an alternative balustrade.

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