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  • image SM 54/6/36

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SM 54/6/36


[55] Design for the balusters, St Peter's, Walworth, London, 10 November 1824


Elevation of two balusters at full size with a centring line


full size


St. Peters Church Walworth / Baluster. Full Size / To be morticed and tenoned into steps

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on wove paper (717 x 530)


Possibly Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Books for 10 November record Bailey as working on designs for St Peter's, and some of the letter forms such as the upper case -B, and the long cross bar on the lower case -t follow Bailey's handwriting



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