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image SM 3/3/12

Reference number

SM 3/3/12

Purpose

[3] Design for alterations and additions, Ground floor plan, 1791

Aspect

Plan of the Ground Floor of the house with outline plan of the offices, and wall plan (verso) unfinished full size detail for an entablature with (?) lion mas, and egg and dart cornice in Soane's hand

Scale

bar scales of 1/6 inch to one foot

Inscribed

as above, Godfrey Thornton Esqr, Design for Alterations and Additions to Mogerhanger House labelled: Eating Room, Mr Thornton's / Dressing Room, Make this / a Sash door / to correspond / with the Windows, Hall, Water / Closet, Drawing Room, Gable (twice), Recess under those above, No 1 This flue is to stand in / mid: of Gable over B and some dimensions and calculations given

Signed and dated

1791

Medium and dimensions

Black, brown and (faded) red pen, some feint pencil, black and burnt umber washes, hatching, pricked for transfer on laid paper (630 x 477) (verso) pen and pencil

Hand

Possibly Pupil 1788-94 Thomas Chawner, draughtsman
? Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794), notes and dimensions (recto and details on verso) in Soane's hand
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
? Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794), notes and dimensions (recto and details on verso) in Soane's hand

Watermark

fleur-de-lis, encircled (?) V with flourishes

Level

Drawing

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