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image SM volume 59/38

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SM volume 59/38


[1] Presentation drawing, Plan of the Ground Floor, February 1793


Plan of the Ground Floor / of Intended House / No III


to a scale


as above, The Honble Mrs Yorke, labelled: Portico, The Hall, Stair / Case, Drawing Room, Library, Eating Room, Housekeepers Room, Kitchen, Pantry, Scullery and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • February 1793
    Feb: 1793

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black wash within quadruple-ruled pen and burnt umber wash border on laid paper (464 x 301)


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


fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, GR


P. du Prey, Sir John Soane, 1985, in series of 'Catalogues of architectural drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum', pp.45-6



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