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image SM 39/3/11

Reference number

SM 39/3/11

Purpose

[6] Design for first floor with alternative designs for ceiling

Aspect

Plan of the One Pair Floorand plan for alternative ceiling, and rough (pencil) section of lantern to light the stair

Scale

bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Colonel Graham / Stratton Street, Plan of the One Pair Floor, labelled: Anti Chamber and Staircase and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields June 22d 1797
Lincolns Inn Fields June 22d 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red and sepia washes, added pencil, pricked for transfer on wove paper (664 x 550)

Hand

The office Day Book for 22 June 1797 has (under Colonel Graham) Jeans / Seward / Good - that is:
Thomas Jeans (c.1775 - 1866), pupil August 1792 - 25 August 1797
Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808
Henry Joseph Good (1775 - 1857), pupil January 1795 - January 1799

Notes

The anteroom chamber (11 feet 4½ x 6 feet 10½) has two designs for the proposed ceiling: circular or elliptical. The rough pencil section for the lantern over the stair shows it as conical but with the top cut off. Later sections (drawings [12] -[14]) show it as truly conical.

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