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Reference number

SM 80/1/55

Purpose

[1] Working drawing, Plasterwork for Drawing Room, Base and Surbase Eating Room, 21 May 1789

Aspect

Details of plasterwork for the drawing room (verso) details of Base and Surbase for the Eating Room full size, details of shutters

Scale

(recto and verso) full size

Inscribed

as above, (recto and verso) Sir Bourcher Wrey Bart, (recto) Door Entablature for the Drawing Room full size, Cornice and Frieze to be / of Plaister, line of Frieze (twice), Line of Wall, Bulls Heads & Flowers like Tendring Hall Library [see Tendring Hall, Suffolk: drawing 49] / John Boyd 2s 6d per foot rung (verso) Part of one of the Shutters Pannels / with the Moldings at Large, Beads to / correspond / with rail of sash, Shutters prepared for / cutting but not / until order'd

Signed and dated

(recto and verso) Copy May 21st 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and light red wash, pricked for transfer on cartridge paper (532 x 646)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office (? William Lodder (1757-1827), assistant 1789-1796)

Level

Drawing

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