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image SM 39/3/13

Reference number

SM 39/3/13

Purpose

[8] Design for second floor

Aspect

Plan of the Two Pair Floor

Scale

bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Colonel Graham, A.A., A.A. to be bricked up in the finishing, labelled: Dressing Room, door / in doorway and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Copy Lincolns Inn Fields June 22 nd 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red and sepia washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (663 x 553)

Hand

Inscriptions added by Soane
The Soane 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 second floor has two bedrooms and two dressing rooms, one of which gives access to both bedrooms as well as having a large opening and two windows to the corridor and stair. The note about bricking up the (3 feet 6 inches) gaps in the lateral walls to the staircase perhaps indicates second thoughts as to the bedrooms being overlooked from the stair. And if they were to be bricked up at the finishing stage must, presumably, exist already.

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