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image SM volume 66/49

Reference number

SM volume 66/49

Purpose

[4] Design for plan of first floor

Aspect

Plan of the Principal Floor / 17 feet hgh

Scale

to a scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, rooms labelled: Balcony, The First Drawing Room, The Second Drawing room, Room for Making Tea, The Common / Staircase, The Landing / of / the Principal Staircase, Corridor, Water Closet, Lobby, Dressing Room, Chamber, The Music Room, The Organ and dimensions given

Signed and dated

June 1794

Medium and dimensions

Black pen, black and sepia washes with quadruple ruled and wash border on wove paper (700 x 490) on page 49 of volume 66

Hand

attributed to Frederick Meyer (1774 - ?), pupil April 1791-1796

Notes

The rooms facing east are two drawing rooms fronted by a balcony and with a 'room for making tea' to the rear. The rooms to the west are a large music room with a segmental bow at one end and and at the other an organ flanked by circular lobbies, assumed to be domed and top-lit. Next to the music room is a large chambe rroom (24 x 25 feet 6 inches) with a vaulted ceiling and adjacent dressing room and water closet.

Level

Drawing

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