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image SM 82/2/27v

Reference number

SM 82/2/27v

Purpose

[45] Design for the staircase and vestry room windows, St Peter's, Walworth, London, August 1823

Aspect

Section of the staircase and vestry room windows for the church. A small strip on the left-hand side is possibly the remains of the staircase. The vestry window element shows brick work, and the window sill both connected to the fascia on the right-hand side, with the mouldings shown in profile. Above the fascia and part of the window sill there is brickwork arranged vertically. There is a faint pencil design on the top left-hand corner, perhaps a balustrade(?)

Scale

full size

Inscribed

[_ _] Staircase & Vestry Room Windows &c / (Full Size) / This drawing to be returned. / Fascia / Brickwork / Window Sill / Brickwork some faint numbering in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 8 August 1823
    Lincolns Inn Fields. 8th August 1823.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of orange, stone, yellow and pink, pricked for transfer on wove paper (518 x 368)

Hand

Possibly Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
There is no surviving note in the Office Day Books for anyone working on the church on 8 August 1823, but some of the letter forms (the uppercase B and lowercase s) are similar to Bailey's hand

Notes

As with SM 82/3/4v, the recto has a drawing relating to the New State Paper Office (1829-34) which post-dates that for St Peter's Church, Walworth on the verso.

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