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SM 6/2/9


[15] Amended design for first floor


First floor plan


bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot


The Earl of Ailesbury - Bagden House, Plan of the One Pair Floor, rooms labelled: Chamber (five times), Dressing Room (twice), Nursery (twice), Closet (twice), Passage and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 17/6/1795
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields June 17th 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red, yellow and sepia washes on thin wove paper, partly pricked for transfer (554 x 333)


The office Day Book entry for 17 June 1795 has Meyer and Jeans as making drawings for the 'Earl of Ailesbury'. These were two of the five pupils then serving their articles with Soane. (See introductory notes for full names and dates)


A comparison with the earlier drawing [2] shows, for example, the addition here of fireplaces with added windows to the side elevations. However, there is one window instead of two in the nursery (that has been enlarged by three feet).



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