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SM volume 57/1


[2] Record drawing of details for the drawing room


Details of the Drawng Room at Nackington


bar scale of 1/12 inch to one foot


As above, R Milles Esq, 1, Soffit of Window, Door into Book Room, Shutter to the Window, (feint pencil) 5/10 bead for Cutting, (very feint pencil) from the floor to the top of SurCase 20 and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • datable to between September 1786 and January 1787 (See SM Order Book 1787, pt. 1 p. 37 and notes below)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil on laid paper (396 x 282)


John McDonnell (pupil February 1786-91)




This drawing shows the design of the '6 pan[e]l double margin doors' (SM Bill Book No 1 1786-88) which led 'into [the] Book Room' from the new drawing room addition through what had previously been a window.


P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.176



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