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image SM 39/3/23

Reference number

SM 39/3/23

Purpose

[22] Working drawing for ground floor anteroom

Aspect

Plan and laid out wall elevations with (pencil) detail

Scale

bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Colonel Graham, Plan & Sections of Ante Room / Ground floor and (pencil) dimensions (verso, pencil) Col Graham

Signed and dated

July 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen and light red wash on wove paper with four fold marks (549 x 660)

Hand

attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848), pupil and assistant May 1795 - September 1808

Notes

On drawing [5] the ground floor anteroom is shown with a shallow apsidal end with niches, here it is plain. Semicircular headed doorways gives on to the front and back rooms and a larger doorway with a fanlight marks the staircase.

Level

Drawing

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