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Reference number

SM 35/3/22


[45] Design for a screen


Plan of Vestibule and Passage and Elevation of Screen to Enclose Passage


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, John Thomson Esqre Roehampton,

Signed and dated

  • 09/04/1807
    Lincolns Inn Fields April 9th 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue and pink washes, quadruple ruled and sepia wash border on laid paper (507 x 720)
Pen, sepia, blue and pink washes, with quadruple ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer on laid paper (508 x 719)


Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day Book for 9 May 1807 does not mention drawings made under Cedar Court (here attributed to Seward) but does have a note that Soane went to the house on that day in a post chaise that cost £1 ..5 shillings.


crowned cartouche with fleur de lis and 1801


The 'screen', under a shallow arch, consists of a glazed two-leaf door with a tall window each side. The ornament is a repeat of diamond shapes.



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