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image SM 39/3/29

Reference number

SM 39/3/29

Purpose

[31] Working drawing for drawing room windows

Aspect

Plan and elevation of windows with full size detail of mouldings

Scale

ADD

Inscribed

Col Graham, Drawing of Sashes &c in the Drawing Room

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields July 17 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, light red and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three folds (550 x 677)

Hand

The office Day Book for 17 July 1798 has Seward 'about making drawings' for Colonel Graham, that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808

Notes

Tall French casement windows with eight panes, The plan shows that the right-hand window is actually a door. It gives on to a lobby and the back stair.

Level

Drawing

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