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  • image SM 39/3/22

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SM 39/3/22


[21] Working drawing for entrance hall


Plan and laid out wall elevations with detail of moulding


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Col. Graham Stratton Street, labelled Hall, Closet, Arch, Double bead (twice, once in pencil) and dimensions given, and (feint pencil) Qy Cornice to the Entrance Hall, 3 -- the / Recess. 3 -- this side to / correspond with the recess / 2 --s in the Centre & double mrgins each side of ditto / Chimney piece to be made in dimensions of 2 --

Signed and dated

  • 30/06/1798
    Lincolns Inn Fields June 30 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (534 x 618)


The office Day Book for 30 June 1798 has Hake working on drawings for Colonel Graham, that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848), pupil and assistant May 1795 - September 1808


Drawing [5] shows the hall with an apsidal end but here it is a rectangle. The front door has a fanlight, the walls are panelled to a height of about five feet under semicrcular arches, recessed on one side and partly recessed and with a closet on the other.
The well used drawing has (partly illegible) notes added in pencil that were lkely to have been made on site.



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