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image SM volume 66/48

Reference number

SM volume 66/48

Purpose

[3] Design for plan of mezzanine floor

Aspect

Plan of the Mezzanine Floor / between the Hall & Principal Floors

Scale

to a scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above and rooms labelled: The upper part of the Hall, Chamber (twice), The upper part of the / Library, Staircases, Housemaid's / Closet, Sink & Water / laid on, Closet, The upper part of the / Withdrawing Room and The upper part of the / Eating Room

Signed and dated

June 1794

Medium and dimensions

Black pen and wash with quadruple ruled and wash border on wove paper (700 x 490) on page 48 of volume 66

Hand

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

Notes

This mezzanine floor consists mostly of the 'upper part' of the eating room, withdrawing room and library and also the entrance hall. There is a single-height chamber with three beds, no direct lighting but there is a fireplace. Externally, the plan of the 'portico' differs and has now six slender columns in an arrangement of 1-2-2-1.

Level

Drawing

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