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image SM 54/4/21

Reference number

SM 54/4/21

Purpose

[84] Design for the masonry elements of the windows at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied 24 May 1825

Aspect

On the right-hand side: three plans showing openings at six different levels through the wall, lower window and upper window, as indicated by the levels on the elevation (below), with stone dressing. Above is an elevation showing the interior stone surround for the upper window, which is arched, with the division of the stonework and the outer band of the window frame On the left-hand side: elevation showing a window which is set within a relieving arch. A recessed panel is at the bottom, and above is a sill and a rectangular window. Above is a recessed panel forming a transom. The upper window is arched. The window is flanked by undecorated Roman Doric pilasters, and to the right-hand side is an Ionic pilaster In the middle: section showing the Roman Doric pilaster and recess with a masonry wall behind. Each numbered block element matches those on the elevation to the left-hand side

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Elevation of One of the Flank Windows, between the Pilasters. / No21./25 / No.1. / No.1. / No2 / No2 / No2 / No.2. / No3. / No.3. / No.4. / No4. / No4. / No.4. / No.5. / No.5. / No.6. / (in pencil) No6 / No6. / No 6 / Section. / No 1 / No 2 / No. 3. / No 4 / No. 5 / No. 6 / Plan shewing the Masonry of one of the Flank Windows. / and the Pilasters connected therewith. / No. 1. / No2 / No.2 / No.3. / No.4. No 4 / No5. / No6 / No 6 / Internal Elevation of One of /One of the Upper Window heads / Copy and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 24 May 1825
    (Commul. Seal) / approved / 24 May 1825. / (signed) John Soane / D. Sharp.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured washes of orange, pink, sepia and stone, pricked for transfer on wove paper (751 x 542)

Hand

Probably Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book on Wednesday 25 May 1825 has Burchell and Davis working on designs for Marylebone Church. Letter types such as the P and B match Burchell’s hand

Watermark

SMITH&ALLNUTT / 1823

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