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image volume 61/5

Reference number

volume 61/5

Purpose

[47] Record drawing of the house's exterior, September 1828

Aspect

West elevation

Scale

bar scale of 1/11 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Flank elevation of Pelwall House

Signed and dated

datable to September 1828

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and coloured washes, within triple-ruled pen and wash border, on laid paper (295 x 475)

Hand

Attributed to Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
Attributed to C.J. Richardson

Watermark

shield and fleur-de-lis with CA

Literature

P. du Prey, Sir John Soane, 1985, in series of 'Catalogues of architectural drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum', cat. 91, p.51; G. Worsley, 'Pell Wall Hall, Staffordshire', Country Life, 7 April 1988, pp. 134-7; P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, pp. 34-35.

Level

Drawing

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