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image SM 47/5/51

Reference number

SM 47/5/51

Purpose

[52] Designs for the pediment and caps for the Vestry and Robing Room at St John’s Bethnal Green, 10 December 1827

Aspect

Five elevations, a plan, and a section for the triangular pediments, caps and acroteria to be placed atop the doors of the Vestry and the Robing Room, with some pencil additions

Scale

bar scale of 4 inches to 5 feet

Inscribed

Bethnal Green Chapel / to be returned to. 13. L. I. F.. / a Pediment on East Wall of / Vestry Room. and Robing Room / of the dimensions figured on the / above Sketch._ / 2 Ornament as A. / 2. Ditto - - as B. / Pediment at top. / C / Sinking ¾ wide / ½ deal / 9” thick. / D / End of C. D / A. Plan. B. / Ogee / Sus [_ _ _] / Panl. / A / B. / The same neck / moulding as those / already executed / B. / Upper Pediment. / Sinking ¾ / The length to be taken from the Building / (in pencil ) a / Moulded Pannel of B. (Fullsize) / in pencil acroteria / I hereby undertake to execute and / fix these several ornaments in a / complete and workmanlike manner / with all requisite cramps &plugs, lead &c. / for the sum of Fifty Pounds, and to complete the same by the 25th. of / December 1827_. /(in pencil) Robt Streather / Robt Streather and some measurements and calculations

Signed and dated

  • 10 December 1827
    L. I. F.. 10th. Decr. 1827.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, orange and pink, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (581 x 348)

Level

Drawing

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