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Reference number

SM (24) 50/4/12


Design for alterations to the (?) eating room


24 Plan and laid out wall elevations


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow ochre, sepia, pink and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (431 x 578)


Soane office


This is a design for the large, double-height room shown on drawings 7-10, 13 and 14. Labelled 'eating room' on drawing 13 and one of three 'drawing room[s]' on drawing 14. It would have been one of Canning's apartments.



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