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  • image SM volume 63/80

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SM volume 63/80


[10] Survey drawing of second floor, 8 February 1808


Plan of the Chamber Floor


bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot


as above, R.Knight Esqre and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 08/02/ 1808
    Feby 8th 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer, on laid paper (454 x 288)


surveyor's hand


fleur de lis above cartouche with bar and below, an ornate W


A comparison with drawing [5] shows, for example, one window to the stair instead of two and the slight pencil addition of doors - not made.



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