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image SM volume 66/43

Reference number

SM volume 66/43

Purpose

[15] As built plan of first floor

Aspect

Principal Story as Built

Scale

bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Music Room, Drawing Room, Principal / Staircase, Wardrobe, Water / Closet, Chamber, Powdering Room, Lady's Maids Room, Lady's Dressing Room and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash with quadruple ruled and black wash border on wove paper (700 x 494) on page 43 of volume 66

Hand

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

Notes

Brettingham's first or 'principal' floor has the same accommodation as Soane's ([4]) but lacks, for example, the sophistication of the circular lobbies, the opulent staircase and the vaulted bedroom.

Level

Drawing

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