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image SM volume 63/89

Reference number

SM volume 63/89

Purpose

[22] Record drawing of a door to dressing room (as drawing [21])

Aspect

Plan, elevation and details of Lady's Dressing Room on the first floor

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot and Full Size

Inscribed

The Duke of Leeds, Dressing room / one pair, The same height as the Window Architrave, Part of Architrave / The same as windows, Part of door, >Battening in Plaster(twice), from the Wall 11':5½", to the Wall 11'5½", from the Wall 6'10 1/8", Prepared for hanging if / hereafter thought / necessary, A, B, C, D, E, G, H, A. These pannels to be / of the same heights / and the same margins / and moldings as the / door into Bow Chamber / B.These pannels to have / the same moldings / and margins as the / upper pannels of the / door into the Bow Chamber / D. These pannels to have / the same molding / & margins as E.C / F.The pannels & moldings / on this side of the door / are to correspond and / range with those on / the doors in the Front drawing Room the / the differences in height to be / given to the upper pannels / G. The knuckles of the hinges / to correspond exactly with / the bead H

Signed and dated

(Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields March 31st 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow and red washes on laid paper (454 x 288) on page 89 of volume 63

Hand

The Soane office Day Book has an entry for 31 March 1795: 'The Duke of Leeds / Drawing finishings to door / into Dressing Room One Pair / Meyer' - that is Frederick Meyer (1775-?), pupil April 1791-1796.

Watermark

fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below ornate W

Notes

A carefully made record drawing, produced on the same day as drawing [21] and bound into a quarto volume of 131 drawings, almost all of which are plans, for town houses for forty patrons as well as for Soane himself.

Level

Drawing

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