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Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Hanover Square, London: plan of garden showing ground floor of proposed building with circular bath-room

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
Hanover Square, London: plan of garden showing ground floor of proposed building with circular bath-room
Date
c.1749–52
Location
Unframed, drawings chest outside Library, location 240 on Dashwood list, AP 132, Witt 941/7(64)
Medium and support
Ink and wash on paper
Dimensions
Overall height: 40 cm, Overall width: 63.5 cm
Artist
Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni (1695-1766)
Catalogue Number
WW57
Inscription
  • Scale to 120 French pieds

Description

The grey wash suggests already extant structures, pink (and red in the following plan) representing proposed building work. The void area in the lower section of the structure indicates ground-floor passage through. The bath-room has seating niches and leading off is the water closet, bathtub and sink. A stairway accessible only from the stableyard leads, presumably, to a basement.
by Clare Hornsby

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