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image SM 54/4/23

Reference number

SM 54/4/23

Purpose

[105] Design for the doors for Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied January 1826

Aspect

Plans and elevations of doors. The bottom left-hand plan shows the arrangement of double doors and where they are connected in the middle, and with studs sticking out from the front. The three plans to the right-hand side of this follow the same pattern with minor variations, and the varying widths are all designed to align with each of the doors shown in the elevation above The elevations show the designs for four sets of panelled, double doors intended for different locations within the church. On the left-hand side there is a 10-panel double door, with three sets of half-sized panels. The stiles, rails and mullions are interspersed with round studs, and the door is topped by a cornice. Beside this, are double doors which are the largest in dimensions and have 28 panels with three sets of paired half-sized panels, with studs and the door is topped by a cornice. Beside this, there are double doors with 24 panels with two sets of paired half-sized panels. To the right-hand side the double doors have 8 panels with two sets of half panels and these are the smallest double doors, and hatched lines above indicate a possible cornice

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

No. 23./-25 / Copy. / To be returned. / One of the Side Doorways, West. /1 ¼ deal / Principal Doorway, West. / 1 ¼ deal / Plaster / Principal Internal Doorway, West. / Plaster / Doors to the body of the / Church and to the Galleries. and measurements with some calculations given

Signed and dated

  • January 1826
    Lincolns Inn Fields / January 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of orange, pink and stone on wove paper (754 x 542)

Hand

Probably Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Books record Mocatta and others making copies of drawings for Marylebone Church. 6 January 1826 has Mocatta ‘Drawing Parts at Large’ and the letter types conform to Mocatta’s hand such as the D, C, and looped h`

Watermark

SMITH&ALLNUTT / 1823

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