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image SM 54/6/34

Reference number

SM 54/6/34

Purpose

[57] Design for the pulpit, St Peter's, Walworth, London, 10 November 1824

Aspect

Plans, elevation and detail of the pulpit. The left-hand plan shows the pulpit with part of the panelling design. The right-hand plan shows the pulpit and reading desk with a winding staircase of eleven steps. To the top left of the sheet is a detail giving a moulding profile. The elevation to the right-hand side shows the pulpit supported by a pillar and its staircase. There are some faded pencil designs, one of a profile of mouldings

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

St Peter's Church. / Walworth / An Estimate of the Expense in deal and Also in Wainscott / No. 2 / Raised Bead as Pilaster / Plan showing the Soffitt A / and the soffitt of the / Reading Desk. / Seat / Shelf / Desk / Shelf / Full Size / To be purposed in an [_ _ _ _ _ _] / manner to that shown for the Beading [_ _ _ _] / The steps, framing under / the [_ _ _ _ _], and the / Balusters, to be similar to those of the Reading Desk / likewise the Handrail & / Newel Bars / 11/4 deal floor with Bearers / 4' by 2" / The sides of the Pulpit to be of the same / thickness and framed in a similar / manner to those shown for the Reading Desk / A [Flap] to the proposed and hung with hinges to form a raised floor in the Pulpit [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _]

Signed and dated

  • 10th November 1824
    Lincoln's Inn Fields / 10' Nov. 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured washes of blue, brown, stone, sepia, pink, pricked for transfer on wove paper (719 x 555)

Hand

Probably Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for 10 November 1824 record's Bailey as working on designs for the pulpit for St Peter's, and some of the letter forms are consistent with Bailey's hand

Watermark

18[_ _]

Level

Drawing

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