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SM 89/5/15


[19] Plan of second floor showing new work


Working drawing for alterations


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


Bed Room floor shewing the intended alterations at the Right Honble Lord Eliot St James Sq / the black marks the old Work to remain - the dotted shows the old Work to / be cut away - the coloured shews the additional new Work and (part plan in pencil) Staircase Wall, Garret off and (verso) Plan of the BedRooms at the / Honble Lord Eliots St James Sqr / designed June 1 1805

Signed and dated

  • 01/06/1805
    June 1 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow, red and burnt Sienna washes, some pencil on laid paper with 4 fold marks (649 x 550)


attributed to R.Woodward, clerk of works 27 May to 12 October 1805 (Ledger D p.237)


Drawings [14] and [15] (made 26 and 30 April) show a roof over the top right-hand side but it is not seen here.



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