bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot
as above, W.H.Fellowes Esqre, labelled Pump, Well (twice) and some dimensions given
Signed and dated
Octr 9th 1807
Medium and dimensions
Pen, sepia and blue washes, on laid paper (290 x 452)
James Adams (1785-1850, pupil May 1806- June 1809)?
fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W
The drawings were made between 9 October and 16 November 1807 by the same office hand. During that period Soane had as pupils: George Bailey, George Underwood, Rob Chantrell, James Adams and Charles Malton as welll as an 'improver'- Francis Edwards, together with the assistant Henry Hake Seward. The drawings catalogued here could be by James Adams (1785-1850, pupil May 1806- June 1809) since the entry for 'Copying drawings into the book' appears over his name on the relevant pages of the office Day Book for October/November 1807. The point about this sort of copying by pupils was that they learned something about drawing and design and it also made a useful record of Soane's work that might, for example, be shown to future clients.
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