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Reference number

31/4/32

Purpose

[186] Working drawing, 16 July 1801

Aspect

Plan, longitudinal section and detail (verso) section of arch and pilaster in upper part of vestibule

Scale

bar scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

labelled Upper part of Vestibule, arch (six times), Plan under cornice or Impost, wall, Sash to open as a Door, flutes 1½ deep, Mouldings to old Pilasters, full size, old pilaster 12 inches wide & 10½ high, B Center of the present archway / B.C determines the space B.A. / B.A determines the width of / the pilasters A.D, Radius to A 3:9½ / Radius to B 3:8¾ / Radius to C 4:0½ and some dimensions given (verso) labelled Mr Soane wishes you to get the upper part of the Vestibule etc roughed out for him to see / on Saturday, line of Pilaster, Old Pilasters, arch (three times), new, pilaster and (addressed to) Mr Walter Payne / Clerk of the Works / at John Soane Esq / Ealing / Middlesex -

Signed and dated

Ealing L.I.F. July 16. 1801 (verso) Lin Inn Fields July 16. 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, pencil, pale red and sepia washes, pricked for transfer (verso) brown pen, pale red and pale yellow washes on wove paper (569 x 681)

Hand

Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) or Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804) (Day Book 16 July 1801)
Thomas Sword, draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) or Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804) (Day Book 16 July 1801)

Literature

Helen Dorey, 'Sir John Soane's Pitzhanger' in Trackers, exhibition catalogue, PM Gallery and House, 2004, p.22

Level

Drawing

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