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Reference number

SM 62/8/15

Purpose

[7] Details of cornices

Aspect

Parts of the Entrance drawn at Large (verso) the same

Scale

to a scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Bagshot Lodge, as above, two bricks (5 times), ! brick (twice), Plaiin tiles, Ten Inch Tile, a b c d e f , Plan of Cornice, Plan of the Brick Cornice, Referenced / b. projects before a ½ Inch / d. projects before a 1 inch / c. sets back from a 3 Inches / e. is on the same face as a. / of project [torn] c. ½ Inch, For this return / see the other side (verso) Mrr James Pain / (Clerk of the Works ) / Bagshot Lodge / Bagshot Park / Single Sheet and Plan of the Cornice in the return, Section thro the small Arch / shewing the Cornice in the return, (feint pencil) Divisions of [illegible] over Doorway

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields Oct. 23 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes on thin laid secretary paper with a hole, traces of red sealing wax (399 x 498)

Hand

Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day Book has 'About Drawings of / Cornice &c at large of / Entrance of Bagshot Lodge / Seward'.

Watermark

fleur de lis and JW

Notes

The use of knapped flint in a decorative way may have been new to the builder and here Soane's draughtsman gives the precise position of single bricks, two bricks, ten inch tiles and knapped flints.

Level

Drawing

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