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Reference number

SM 59/10/6

Purpose

[19] Design for the interior of St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, May 1825

Aspect

Longitudinal section of the western half of the church showing four bays and a plan of the tower. The section is from the vault to the roof level, and on the left it extends to the tower. The section shows the internal arrangement of the arcade of arches, supporting pillars, and windows. Above the roof line is a plan of the first tier of the tower. Pencil additions to the plan of the tower and on the bottom left are some faded pencil designs for column bases

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet

Inscribed

some pencil calculations

Signed and dated

  • May 1825
    (in pencil) May 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, wash and coloured wash of pink, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (542 x 370)

Hand

Probably Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book covering May 1825 has both Burchell, and Davis producing drawings for St John's, Bethnal Green
Probably Edward Davis (1802 - 1852), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book covering May 1825 has both Burchell, and Davis producing drawings for St John's, Bethnal Green

Verso

Faded pencil designs for a door with a console-hood moulding and a profile moulding for an uncertain subject, and couple of other pencil designs for an uncertain subject

Watermark

SMITH & ALLNUTT / 1820

Level

Drawing

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