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Reference number

SM 62/9/6


[6] Alternative design for addition of a drawing room


Plan of The One Pair Floor


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, His Royal Highness / The Duke of Clarence and labelled Draiwng Room and Anti Room

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields Jany 24th 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and blue washes, pricked for transfer with quadruple ruled and black wash border on laid paper (370 x 523)


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


fleur de lis within crowned cartouche and below, GR 1794


The alternative design for enlarging the house, has a drawing room 40 by 30 feet on the north and east sides of the house together with an unlabelled room measuring 11 by 34 feet.



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