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[35] Working drawing for second floor front room


Plan and laid out wall elevations and rough details


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Colonel Graham, No.2, Two pair front room, door, Jib door, Lead to make the knuckle of hinge and (pencil) Second best ? Newgate Glass for / the two pr Sashes

Signed and dated

  • 02/06/1798
    Lincolns Inn Fields June 2nd 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red and sepia washes, shaded, added pencil, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks (552 x 657)


The office Day Book for 2 June 1798 has 'About Drawings of Window Frames &c' by Seward, that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808


The door to the bedroom is off-centre and is supplemented by a concealed jib door on the right-hand side. The library and drawing room also have jib doors.



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