Final Plan of First FLoor with Dependencies

Description: Drawing of first floor including dependencies, octagonal buildings and pavilions
Date: Before August 4, 1771
Medium: Ink
Support: Laid paper with water marks (Paper AM)
Dimensions: 34.9 cm x 53.2 cm (13-3/4" x 20-15/16")
Condition: Silk encapsulated, major loss along left edge (1/2" - 3/4" wide strip), minor losses at other edges and at upper and lower right corners, losses patched with Fabriano paper (20th c.), transfer stain present from another drawing, ink spot at upper left quadrant on verso shows through on lower left quadrant of recto side, large tears in upper half, tear lines dirty, area along edges discolored due to dirt, drawing missing at upper left due to loss
Author: Jefferson
Owner: MHi
Classification: N-57 , K-32
Publication History:
Author: Kimball
Title: Thomas Jefferson Architect
Date: 1916
Author: Nichols
Title: Jefferson's Architectural Drawings
Date: 1984

Commentary: Kimball identifies three changes in the corner pavilions--from a square canopy to a circular "monopseros" to the final enclosed octagonal form. (JNT)