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Reference number

SM 47/5/46

Purpose

[52] Design for a column pilaster at St John’s, Bethnal Green (?), London, 25 October 1823

Aspect

Elevation of the neck and capital of a pilaster column. A faded design for half of base for a column is visible within the pilaster, and there are pencil additions on the right side

Scale

full size

Inscribed

Capital of one of the Internal Pilasters. (Full Size)

Signed and dated

  • 25 October 1823
    Lincolns Inn Fields / October. 25th. 1823.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, and wash, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (551 x 270)

Verso

Drawing in pen of one half of a column base, with perspective lines, measurements, and a faded pencil design on the left side, pricked for transfer

Notes

Soane Office Day Books have Papendiek, Mee, Mocatta, and Burchell all working on designs for St Peter's, Walworth, on the 25 October 1823, but the drawing has been placed in the corpus of drawings for St John's, Bethnal Green, London. However, the first recorded drawings for St John's occur in May-June 1825 (in 1823 the site for St John's had not been agreed upon)

Level

Drawing

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