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Reference number

SM (32) 80/1/29 (33) volume 41/48 verso (34) volume 41/57 verso (35) volume 41/47 recto (36) volume 41/49 recto

Purpose

Working drawing for exterior: details and record copies including Greek Doric entablature for the portico, April and July 1785 (5)

Aspect

32 Half-full size details of (Soane) Entablature for the Portico / at Letton Hall, (Sanders) Pilaster 1'8½" Diamr & undiminished (without entasis) 33 Reduced copy of drawing 30
34 Reduced copy of details of Blocking Course & Cornice to the / Mansion House
35 Reduced copy of details of cornice for Letton Hall
36 Copy of details for Door Architrave

Scale

(32) ½ full size (33) Drawn to ¼ of the / full size (34) 1/3 full size (35) ¼ [full] Size (36) ½ full size

Inscribed

(32) as above, labelled Face of Architrave, Face of Brickwork, some dimensions given and (verso, Baldwin) Mr Dillingham / Entablature for Portico / ½ the Size (33) as above, Pilaster 1'8½" Diamr & undiminished, labelled as drawing 30
(34) as above, Plan of the Angle, Section of / the Blocking / Course, Stone, Brick, Wall Line
(35) as above, labelled Brick (three times), Stone, 6 Inches (twice) and 3 Inches
(36) as above, Letton Hall, Front of Brickwork, Plan, Floor of Hall, This part of / the Architrave / to be worked with / & be of the same / Stone as the / front Step / a rebate in / 2 Course of the / Brickwork to be / left, as the Step / will not be set / until the House / is finished.

Signed and dated

(32) (Soane) April 1785 (34) July 1785

Medium and dimensions

(32) Pen, pencil, some pricking for transfer, on cartridge paper with three fold marks (610 x 462) (33) pen, pencil on laid paper (362 x 244) (34) pen on laid paper (362 x 244) (35) pen on laid paper (362 x 244) (36) pen, pink wash on laid paper (362 x 244) (33-36) bound into 'Precedents in Architecture SM volume 41

Hand

(30) John Sanders (pupil 1784-90) / Soane (some inscriptions); (31-33) John Sanders

Watermark

(31,33) fleur-de-lis (32) T French (32a) T French

Notes

Sanders was articled to Soane on 1 September 1784, and if drawing 32 (for an unfluted Greek Doric order) is his own work and not a copy he was, after eight months of apprenticeship, doing quite well. On the other hand, he may have copied the details out of a pattern book though not, for example, Stuart & Revett's Antiquities of Athens, volume I, 1762.

Level

Drawing

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