to a scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot
as above, rooms labelled: Withdrawing Room / 24 feet by 26 feet 6", The Hall / 25 feet 6" by 25 feet 6", Eating Room / 45 feet by 26 feet 6 inches, Loggia, Saloon / 51 feet by 37 feet, Billiard Room / 31 feet by 20 feet
Signed and dated
- Copy Lincolns Inn Fields May 1797
Medium and dimensions
Pen and black black wash with quadruple-ruled and black wash border on laid pape r(495 x 702) bound into volume 66/86
Thomas Jeans (c.1775-1866), pupil August 1792-25 August 1797. The inscriptions are in his hand, however the Soane office Day Book for May 1797 records drawings for Hinton St George being made by 'Jeans / Seward / Good'. That is: Henry Hake Seward (1777-1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808; Henry Joseph Good (1775-1857), pupil January 1795-January 1799. Seven drawings (six on Imperial-sized sheets and one on double Elephant) were taken to Lord Poulett's house in Stratford Place, London on 26 May 1797.
A comparison with design 'A' shows that the rooms are the same except that the Billiard Room is 6 inches larger in design 'A' than in 'B'. The Hall differs reflecting the segmental bow of the portico in design 'A' as against the narrow rectangularity of design 'B'. The ceiling of the Saloon now has an oval design (dome with lantern) that emphasises the well proportioned room (51 x 37 feet).
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