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image SM 39/3/37

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SM 39/3/37


[36] Working drawing for second floor front room (copy of drawing [35])


Plan and laid out wall elevations


scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Colonel Graham, No.2, Two pair front room, (pencil) 9" Between Girders. (pencil) Deal cased Frames with Oak sunk Cills & inch & half Deal / ovolo Sashes double hung complete with brass oullies / boxed in Iron, strong white lines & Iron weights / see Mr Seymours agreement Page 4 marked A @ 1/6 / per foot

Signed and dated

  • 02/06/1798
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields June 2d 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, some added pencil, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three folds (550 x 660)


The office Day Book for 2 June 1798 has ' Seward about Drawings of Window Frames &c' that is Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808


An ovolo moulding is a convex moulding usually quarter of a circe in profile. See also Notes to drawing [35].



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