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  • image SM 31/3/40

Reference number

SM 31/3/40


[42] Record and presentation drawing for villa F, 17 July 1800


Elevation of the lawn front


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled Supposed level of Ground when finished two feet above floor of Offices / Present level of the Ground _ one foot above the floor of the office / Floor of offices in East front to be one foot below the present level of the Ground / Floor of Kitchen etc. in West front to be 3:4½ below the present level of Ground and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 17 July 1800
    July 17th. 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (545 x 674)


Soane office



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