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SM 39/3/39


[37] Working drawing for second floor back room


Plan and laid out wall elevations


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Colonel Graham, No.3, Two pair back room Qy [query] is this /Door to / -- width the / (?) Mahogany / Jib

Signed and dated

  • 02/06/1798
    badly-nested close tag: /i

Medium and dimensions

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


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


The rear wall has two sash windows and a door to the back staircase while the opposite wall has a door in centre and, three feet away, a concealed jib door.



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