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image SM volume 68/13

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SM volume 68/13


[21] Presentation drawing for the entrance screen, as executed, c. February 1794


Plan and elevation


to a scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot, approximately


(upper case) The Earl of Hardwicke and dimensions given, (feint pencil) Jeans to copy (?)same of the Hall of ---- (illegible) / (Gone to get Lord Fordyce's Bills)

Signed and dated

  • c. February 1794
    datable to February 1794 (see notes in group-folder)

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and coloured washes, including green, blue and sepia, within quadruple-ruled and wash border on laid paper (456 x 287)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office


fleur-de-lis over cartouche


P. du Prey, Sir John Soane, 1985, in series of 'Catalogues of architectural drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum', 1975, cat.140-1; D. Adshead, Wimpole: architectural drawings and topographical views, 2007, p. 97.



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