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SM 62/2/5


[2] Survey of the cellar floor of Prince Edward's Apartments


Plan of the Cellar Floor of Prince Edward's Apartments. St James' with two sections


to a scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Cleveland Row, E, F, G, H, Section from E to F, Section from G to H and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and yellow washes on wove paper with one fold mark (531 x 656)


Soane Office


Prince Edward's Apartments were in the north west corner of the palace complex, in between Kitchen Court and Cleveland Row. Drawing [1] has this labelled as the 'Young Prince's Apartments'. Originally built for Prince Frederick in 1736, by the time of this drawing the apartments were inhabited by the fourth son of George III. By 1795 the apartments were occupied by Princess Caroline, and so it is reasonable to assume that this drawing (and drawing [3]) were made during Soane's first employment by the Board of Works. (TD)



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