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  • image SM 39/3/30

Reference number

SM 39/3/30


[30] Working drawing for the drawing room (as drawing [29])


Plan and laid out wall elevations


bar scale of 3/8 of inch to a foot (but drawn to a lesser scale)


Col Graham, Stratton Street, Drawing Room, French Windows, This Door in / Center of Anti Room and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 00/05/1798
    May 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer, on wove paper with three folds (552 x 666)


attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808


See Notes to [29]



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