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Reference number

SM 47/5/53

Purpose

[30] Design for scrollwork bracket and capital at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 20 October 1826

Aspect

Two elevations, with the bottom showing a column with accentuated fluting, and above a volute scroll with a floral motif

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Bethnal Green Chapel / (to be returned)

Signed and dated

  • 20 October 1826
    Lincolns Inn Fields / 20th. Oct. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (1140 x 524

Hand

Probably Soane Office, draughtsman

Verso

An unfinished version of the recto with the scroll reversed, and both elevations are scratched out

Notes

It is unclear where the scrolled bracket would be placed within the church, as there is no indication either from the drawing or from the internal views and sections. The only possible suggestion may be for the console-hood moulding around the door of the principal western entrace see (SM 47/5/5, 57, 60, 62,63, and SM 59/10/5)

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Drawing

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