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image Image 1 for SM volume 42/147 recto and verso
image Image 2 for SM volume 42/147 recto and verso
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Reference number

SM volume 42/147 recto and verso

Purpose

Preliminary working drawings

Aspect

Sections through hall, details of mouldings and (verso) full size mouldings

See Tyringham House, drawing 105, for full catalogue of SM volume 42/147


Scale

various scales and full size

Inscribed

as above, (recto) Capital to Pilasters full size, looking toward / Hall door, B full size, Bell Glass, A, B, C, D, E, F, full (twice), Plinth; (verso) Full size (twice), 9 inches / Plain / Pan. / Sunk ¼ Inch, Arch, 11 In and C

Signed and dated

Aug: 3 1796

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, pencil (verso) brown pen and warm sepia wash, pencil on laid paper with two fold marks and folded to fit (325 x 342)

Hand

Soane

Watermark

Britannia with spear, shield and olive branch and 1795 within a crowned oval frame, and F Hayes 1795

Notes

The purpose of the drawing catalogued here was presumably to show the office draughtsmen what was needed in the way of full size drawings.
See also (this) volume 42/45, 42/133, 42/164, and SM 3/5/1-46 and see Concise Catalogue for further drawings

Literature

N.Pevsner & E.Williamson, Buckinghamshire, 1994, pp. 703-6; D.Stroud, Sir John Soane, 2nd ed., 1996, pp.169-74; G. Darley, John Soane: an accidental Romantic, 1999, pp.106-110; M.Richardson and M.Stevens, John Soane architect: master of space and light, 1999, pp.128-39

Level

Drawing

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