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Reference number

SM 39/1/76


[3] Design No.3 & 4 for alterations


The Plan of the Ground Floor / with the proposed Alterations and The Plan of the One Pair Floor / with the proposed Alterations (verso) Plan of the One Pair Floor to a larger scale


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (verso) bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, Design No.4 & 4, Samuel Thornton Esqr, labelled: The Hall, Eating Room, Best Stair case, Breakfast / Room, (flap) Best Stair case No.4 June 21st, Ante Room, Drawing Room, Lobby, Bed Chamber (flap) Best Stair case No. 4

Signed and dated

  • 20/06/1799
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields June 20 1799 (verso) Copy June 13th 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, partly pricked for transfer on wove paper (676 x 550 with two flaps each 105 x 117) (verso) pen, sepia wash, pencil


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


The basic drawing (design 3) was made on 20 June and the flaps (design 4) added on 21 June. Design 3 offers the same semicircular plan for the staircasebut essentially with a choice of one flight or two flights of stairs. Design 4 offers the same choice but with a staircase in the form of an open well. Another variation is the plan of the entry to the stairs. See also drawing [4] for a fully drawn out design No.4.



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