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Reference number

SM 59/10/7

Purpose

[67] Design for a church, probably at gallery level. Various faded pencil designs including some columns, but most are for unknown subjects, possibly St John's, Bethnal Green, (1826?)

Aspect

Plan of a church, probably at gallery level. Various faded pencil designs including some columns, but most are for unknown subjects Verso: a series of elevations showing at the bottom footings and an arch for vaults, above on the left are risers for a descending set of pews (?) and above to the right more footings. To the right is a quarter plan of the south-west part of the church with corner tower, to the right is a plan for mouldings. Above on the right is a part elevation of recessed compartments, and at the top of the sheet is a rectangular block. There are some faded pencil additions for unknown subjects

Scale

to a scale; verso bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet for section, bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet for elevation, and bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet for detail

Inscribed

some calculations

Signed and dated

  • 1826
    If for St John's Bethnal Green, then designs for vaults and footings are mainly concentrated around 1826, so this drawing is tentatively placed at this date

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen, pricked for transfer, on wove paper; verso: Pencil, pen, red pen, wash, coloured washes of blue, brown, pink, Indian red and stone, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (751 x 544)

Hand

Probably Soane Office, draughtsman

Watermark

SMITH & ALLNUTT / 1823

Notes

As the drawings are difficult to place and date definitively, this is given a seperate grouping

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Drawing

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