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Reference number

SM (6) 48/1/46 (7) 48/1/45 (8) 48/1/44 (9) 48/2/10

Purpose

[6-9] Design 'No 1', October 1817 (4)

Aspect

6 The Plan of the first Floor 7 The Plan of the two pair Story 8 The Plan of the Attic Story 9 Front elevation, wall plan and wall section (design A)

Scale

(6-9) bar scales of 3 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

6 as above, Design No1 and rooms labelled: Eating Room, Staircase, Water / Closet, Lobby, Drawing Room, Dressing Room, Passage and Chamber, some dimensions given 7 as above, Design No1 and rooms labelled: Nursery, Chamber (twice), Lobby, Staircase 8 as above and Design No1

Signed and dated

(6-8) Lincolns Inn Fields / October, 1817

Medium and dimensions

(6-8) Pen, sepia, pale pink and pale blue washes on wove paper (538 x 740, 540 x 748, 534 x 748) (9) pencil and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (568 x 703)

Hand

(6-8) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60) (9) Soane office

Notes

Drawings 6-8 are inscribed 'Design No 1' and in the same medium and by the same hand, make up a set from which the plans for the ground and basement floors are missing. The elevation (drawing 9) is unfinished thus pen has not been used and the pencil lines not erased. It is almost identical in design to drawing 4 (dated 14 October 1817) except, for example: the reduction in height of the 'spinning top' detail and the addition of 'knobs' to the antefixae. For convenience, both elevational drawings 4 and 9 have been catalogued as 'design A'; further variant designs B1-B4, C1-C3, D1-D2, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N1 and N2 follow.

Level

Drawing

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