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image SM volume 62/57

Reference number

SM volume 62/57


[11] Record copies of plans for the first and second floors


The Plan of the One pair floor and Plan of the Chamber Story


bar scale of 1/17 inch to 1 foot


as above, House and [De]sign for a Town House

Signed and dated

  • Smirke Octr 7th 1796
  • Smirke Aug 7th 1796 that is Robert Smirke (1780-1867), pupil May 1796 - January 1797
  • (feint pencil) Smirke Aug 7th 1796 that is, Robert Smirke (1780 - 1867), pupil May 1796 - January 1797
  • (feint pencil) Smirke Aug 7th 1796, that is, Robert Smirke (1780-1867), pupil May 1796 - January 1797
  • Smirke August 7th 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen and feint pencil inscriptions, red, sepia and blue washes on thin laid paper (overall 233 x 306) sheets attached to each other by red sealing wax and with glue or paste at the corners to page 57 of volume 62


Robert Smirke (1780-1867), pupil May 1794 - January 1797


Copied from earlier drawings [4] and [6] Smirke signed his drawings, something pupils were not meant to do and an indication perhaps of why he and Soane did not get on well.



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