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image SM volume 59/35

Reference number

SM volume 59/35

Purpose

[23] Design for plan of attic in a Castle style

Aspect

Attic floor plan

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

David Scott Esqr, Plan of the Attic Floor, rooms labelled: Staircase, Lobby (twice), Chamber (twice), Dressing Room, Barrack Room, Closet and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Copy Lincolns Inn Fields July 17th 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pale blue washes, shaded (sic) on laid paper (308 x 517) tipped into volume 59, page 35

Hand

The office Day Book has an entry for 17 July 1795 : 'David Scott Esq /Abt fair copies of drawings Meyer / Jeans, Seward, Good'. These were four of the five pupils then serving their articles with Soane. See general notes for full names and dates.

Watermark

J Larking fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, GR

Notes

The term 'Barrack room' suggests accommodation for soldiers which seems unlikely. Perhaps a joke - considering the castle-like house?

Level

Drawing

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