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Reference number

SM 47/5/2

Purpose

[23] Design for the vault at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 26 June 1826

Aspect

Plan of the vaults for the church of five by nine bays, with two rear projections and a staircase in between. The cross-hatched lines indicate the groins of the vaults. To the left is an elevation for an iron grille corresponding to the smaller version on the first bay window on that side

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 1 feet

Inscribed

Bethnal Green Chapel / No1 / Plan of the Vaults &c,,…shewing one Half of the Foundation Landings. / (This drawing to be returned.) / 9” by 6” Portland Curb. / Iron Gates to access A.A / A / A / A / A / A / A / A / A / (in pencil) A / York steps, with measurements and calculations

Signed and dated

  • 26 June 1826
    Lincolns Inn Fields. / 26th. June 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of Cerulean blue, orange and pink, on wove paper (737 x 529)

Hand

Probably Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for Monday 26 June 1826 records both Mocatta and Richardson as copying drawings for Bethnal Green Chapel
Probably Richardson, Charles James (1806--1871), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for Monday 26 June 1826 records both Mocatta and Richardson as copying drawings for Bethnal Green Chapel

Verso

Faded pencil design of an unknown subject

Level

Drawing

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