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Reference number

SM 62/9/8


[4] Design for addition of an eating room


Plan of the Ground Floor


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, His Royal Highness / The Duke of Clarence, Eating Room, 24'0" by 40:0" and Anti Room

Signed and dated

  • 24/01/1797
    Lincolns Inn Fields Jany 24th 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and light red washes, pricked for transfer with quadruple ruled and black wash border on laid paper (370 x 525)


The office Day Book for 24 January 1797 has the entry 'The Duke of Clarence / about Drawings of alterations / to house at Richmond / Jeans / Seward' that is, Thomas Jeans (c.1775-1866), pupil August 1792 - 25 August 1797 and Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808


J Whatman 1794


Soane's enlargement (drawings [4] and [5]) consisted of the addition of a room, 24 by 40 feet on the end of the building, losing a bay window and turning a drawing room into an 'anti room' with the ghostly outline of the canted bay.



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