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image SM 47/5/22

Reference number

SM 47/5/22

Purpose

[29] Designs for doors for St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, September 1826

Aspect

Elevations and plans of four of the double-doors for the church. The first on the left has twelve panels, that to the right has twenty-eight panels, the next to the right has twenty-four panels, the last on the right has eight panels. Each door has a corresponding section underneath. Above on the right is a section showing the mouldings for the door panels

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot; full size

Inscribed

Bethnal Green Chapel XXI/25 / One of the side Doorways. West / Stone / 11/4 deal / Principal Doorway West / Stone / 11/4 deal / Plaster / Plaster / Stone / Principal Internal Doorway West / Stone / Door to the Body of the / Church & to the Galleries / Mouldings of Door Pannels (Full size) and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • September 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on wove paper (726 x 525)

Hand

Probably Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book throughout September 1826 have Mocatta drawing designs for doors for St John's, Bethnal Green, the only month anyone is recorded as specifically working on these elements

Watermark

SMITH & ALLNUTT / 1823

Notes

The drawing can be compared in terms of composition with the door designs for Holy Trinity, Marylebone (SM 54/3/21, 23)

Level

Drawing

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