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SM 46/2/A3


[4] Design for a villa, 1792


Ground floor Plan to the Elevation No1


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


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

Signed and dated

  • 1792
    Copy Great Scotland Yard Decr 22d 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and sepia wash with quadruple-ruled, sepia and raw umber washed border on laid paper (268 x 372)


Soane's office Day Book for 1792 shows that between 19 and 29 December 1792, Frederick Meyer (pupil 1791-6), Thomas Taylor (clerk December 1792-March 1793) and Thomas Jeans (pupil 1792-1797) worked on drawings for Frederick Eden and that 'No.4, fair drawings' were sent to him on 22 December.


fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, GR



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