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image SM 46/3/5

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SM 46/3/5


[4] Design No2 for alterations and additions: ground floor plan


The Plan of the Ground Floor


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, Thomas Peckham Phipps Esqr, No2, rooms labelled: Withdrawing Room, Eating Room, Best Staircase, Vestibule, Breakfast Room, House Keepers Room, Library, Dressing Room, Passage to Offices, Butlers Pantry and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields March 15: 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and Indian red washes, partly pricked for transfer, with quadruple ruled and sepia wash border, on laid paper with one fold mark (476 x 659)


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


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


Design 2 (drawings [4] and [5]) is for the addition of an eating room, withdrawing room, new (geometric) stair, vestibule and loggia to the ground floor and a bedroom, three dressing rooms and a lady's dressing room (with bookcases) to the upper floor.



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