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image SM 46/3/3

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SM 46/3/3


[2] Design No1 for alterations and addditions: ground floor plan


The Plan of the Ground Floor


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, Thomas Peckham Phipps Esqr,No1,South, rooms labelled: Drawing Room, Eating Room, Breakfast Room / or / Anti Room, Hall, Arcade, Butlers Pantry, Passage to Offices, Dressing Room, Library and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields March 15th 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and Indian red washes, some feint pencil calculations, quadruple ruled and sepia wash border, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (478 x 659)


Thomas Jeans (c.1775-1866) pupil August 1792-25 August 1797


J Whatman 1794 fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, ornate W


Design 1 (drawings [2] and [3]) is for the addition of a drawing room, eating room and 'arcade' to the ground floor and a bedroom, two dressing rooms and a lady's dressing room to the upper floor; the new stair is a dog-leg stair. The addition is three by five bays to an existing house that is about 10 feet greater in width.



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