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SM 46/2/A5


[2] Design for a villa, 1792


Variant plan for the ground floor. Verso (Soane, feint pencil) rough tracing of plan on recto and the overall dimensions of 50:4½ by 52:0 of recto here marked 50.9 by 50.6 and marked on the left-hand side 14.3, the width of an addition ?


(no bar scale) 1/9 inch to 1 foot


as above and Sir Frederick Eden Bart. Plan labelled: Portico, Drawing Room, Eating Room, Library, Dressing Room and dimensions given.

Signed and dated

  • 1792
    1792 (added later by George Bailey (1792-1860), pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and black wash (verso, pencil) on laid paper (405 x 262)


Soane office


fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, GR. I Taylor



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