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  • image SM 39/3/32

Reference number

SM 39/3/32


[24] Working drawing for eating room (copy of drawing [23])


Plan and laid out wall elevations


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Coll Graham, No 6, Eating Room, Door to / correspond / with Windows and some dimensions given, (pencil) 11.2 between girders, Deal cased sash frame, the outer linings of / whole deal the inner linings of Inch Oak / double sunk & throated Cills wainscot Pully / Pu--s bead & slips & venered Heads 2 Inch / Wainscot astragal & Hollow Sashes double / Hung complete with brass pullies best white / -lines & Lead weights 2/6 per foot see page 4 of / Mr Seymours's agreement Marked B (verso, pencil) Col Graham / Stratton Street / drawings of the finishings

Signed and dated

  • 11/05/1798
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields May 11 1798 to Mr Seymour / June 5 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red wahses, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper with four fold marks (560 x 662)


The office Day Book for 11 May 1798 has Hake working on drawings for Colonel Graham, that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848), pupil and assistant May 1795 - September 1808


Of the three French windows at the end of the room, the right-hand one is a door 'made to correspond with the windows'. The frames on three of the walls may be intended for pictures ?



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