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SM 40/3/10


[1] Survey plan of basement


Basement survey plan


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


Robert Knight Esqr and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 24/03/1802
    Lincolns Inn Fields March 24th / 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on thin laid paper, one old repair (686 x 559)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day Book for 24 March 1802 has an entry 'Robert Knight Esqr / about Plans / Seward'.


This survey plan of the basement is the same as those made for Lady Pembroke ([2-3]) except for the addition of a window on the right-hand wall towards the back.



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