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Reference number

SM (15) volume 51/5 (16) volume 51/9

Purpose

Rough survey drawings of 11 and 12 Downing Street, undated (2)

Aspect

15 First floor plan 16 Second floor plan

Inscribed

15 (pencil) Mr Dulanys / House / Downing Sqe, 11 Downing Sqe and dimensions given, (added later by Walter L. Spiers, 1848-1917, curator 1904-17) Mr Dulaney's Hse / Downing Street 16 (pencil) 12 Downing Street, Bed Room and dimensions given, (added later by Walter L. Spiers, 1848-1917, curator 1904-17) 12 Downing Street

Medium and dimensions

(15, 16) Pencil on wove paper (281 x 212, 282 x 207)

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Daniel Dulany occupied 11 Downing Street from 1789 to 1824, when ownership of the property reverted to the Government. The Downing Street front of the houses is at the top on both drawings 15 and 16.

Richard Garnier has dated drawing 16 to 1825, 'preparatory to [Soane's] alterations to the house of that date' and notes 'the cross-vaulted space of square plan giving onto the secondary stairs of No. 12' (R. Garnier, 'Downing Square in the 1770s and 1780s', The Georgian Group Journal, Vol. IX, 1999, p. 143).

Level

Drawing

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