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  • image SM 30/2/24

Reference number

SM 30/2/24


[72] Working drawing for the new wing, Basement


Plan of the basement


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


The Earl of Abercorn, plan labelled in pen with some labels laid out in feint pencil (Soane): B. In the chamber story / place the Chy between / these windows, B, Servants Hall, Radius 19'7"3/4, A,B, C, A in the middle between / B&C, numbered 1 to 17, cleaning / shoes & / knives / &c, Servants / dressing / room and dimensions given, (pencil) Composition, under door / above, door, door, chamber, chamber under door, new wall

Signed and dated

  • 26 November 1789
    Datable to 26 November 1789 in accord with the date on drawing 73

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey and pink washes, on laid paper (549 x 665)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane, and attributed to John Sanders (pupil 1784-90)
Attributed to Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs, draughtsman
Soane, and attributed to John Sanders (pupil 1784-90)



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