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  • image SM 39/3/23

Reference number

SM 39/3/23


[22] Working drawing for ground floor anteroom


Plan and laid out wall elevations with (pencil) detail


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


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

Signed and dated

  • 00/07/1798
    July 1798

Medium and dimensions

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


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


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.



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