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Reference number

3/5/17

Purpose

[28] Presentation drawing of a variant design for the house, 30 June 1793

Aspect

Plan of the Ground Floor; section of the front wall and Ionic portico; part wall-plans of the corners of the house

Scale

bar scale of 1/11 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

(upper case) as above, William Praed Esqr, plan labelled (upper case): Vestibule, Withdrawing Room, Second / stair / case, Chamber, Dressing Room, Water / Closet, Closet, Closet, Best / Staircase, Mr Praed's Room, Library and / Breakfast Room, Eating Room, A (twice), Center (twice), Principal Rooms 6 feet high / above present level of Ground // Pavemt of Basement Story 4 feet 6 / below present level of Ground // AA Stacks of Chys over a line / drawn from the Centers of / these piers, 66 feet 9 In:, 95 feet 9 Inches, level of area, dimensions given, (red pen) bases of the Ante project 4½ Inches, dimensions given, (pencil) Billiard Room, Gentle: R, Dress[ing room], Dress, ---- / ---- (illegible), calculations and dimensions given

Signed and dated

June 30 1793

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black wash, red pen, pencil, within quadruple-ruled black and pink wash border on laid paper (465 x 287)

Hand

Attributed to Pupil 1788-94 Thomas Chawner, draughtsman
attributed to Thomas Chawner (pupil 1788-1794) and Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
attributed to Thomas Chawner (pupil 1788-1794) and Soane

Watermark

J Buttanshaw

Level

Drawing

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