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  • image SM volume 42/19

Reference number

SM volume 42/19


Sketch design or survey drawing


Rough ground floor plan


room labelled Sudy (sic), Back Stairs and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on laid paper (115 x 143) pasted down on wove paper (247 x 339) with drawings 18 and 20


? James Peacock (1738?-1814)


The overall dimensions of the plan that follows (42/20) correspond with the large area marked 38:0 by 24:0 on this plan. So that the two plans are related in some way - possibly additions to an existing building. Windows are shown only on the front of the house whose general character suggests a town house possibly in the City of London. The dimensions seem to be in the hand of James Peacock (1738?-1814), George Dance's assistant from 1771 to 1814.



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