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  • image SM 30/2/27

Reference number

SM 30/2/27


[65] Design showing an alternative design for a second addition, Ground floor plan


Ground floor plan as in drawing 64


to a scale


(pencil) 30 4½, 30'0", 2'7"½, 4½", (George Bailey, 1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60) The Earl of Abercorn, Bentley Priory, Design for additions

Signed and dated

  • November 1789
    1789, datable to November 1789 in accord with the date on drawing 64

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey and pink washes, pencil, within single-ruled and pink wash border on laid paper (570 x 684)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office
Bailey, George (1792--1860)
titles added later by George Bailey (Soane Museum curator, 1837-60)



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