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image SM 8/4/10

Reference number

SM 8/4/10

Purpose

[15] Working drawing for a water reservoir, or 'Castello d'Acqua', 25 July 1793

Aspect

Plan; section; elevation

Scale

bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

The Earl of Hardwicke, Water House at Wimpole, Ground line (twice), A (twice), A. Airhole (twice), dimensions given, (Soane) This is the design referred to by us in / a memorandum signed this 26th day of July 1793 // Jno Bayley // John Soane, Copy of this sent to Provis July 26 1793

Signed and dated

Great Scotland Yard July 25 1793

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and pink and grey washes on laid paper (679 x 556)

Hand

Pupil 1788-94 Thomas Chawner, draughtsman
Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794), Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil 1791-1796), Soane, and signed by John Bayley
Frederick Meyer (1775), draughtsman
Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794), Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil 1791-1796), Soane, and signed by John Bayley
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794), Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil 1791-1796), Soane, and signed by John Bayley
John Bailey - 1812)
Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794), Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil 1791-1796), Soane, and signed by John Bayley

Literature

D. Stroud, 'The charms of natural landscape: the park and gardens at Wimpole II', Country Life, 13 September 1979, p. 760; D. Adshead, '"Like a Roman sepulchre": John Soane's design for a Cestllo d'acqua at Wimpole...', Apollo, April 2003, pp. 15-20.

Level

Drawing

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