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Reference number

SM 28/7/13, 81/1/38

Purpose

Working drawings for the breakfast room, 29 November 1786 (2)

Aspect

49 Plan and laid-out elevations for the Breakfast Room at Letton with Mouldings for Pannels of / doors in Hall & / breakfasting Room & also / for the fronts of the / front Shutters; (verso) partly erased detail of (illegible) ------ ------ Moldings / to Breakfast Room
50 Elevation and full size details of Chimney piece for the Breakfasting Parlor

Scale

(49) to a scale (50) bar scale of 1½ ins to 1 ft and full size

Inscribed

49 as above, Window & door Architrave like those in the Hall, some dimensions given 50 labelled Profile of Tablet E, Wall Line is determined / by the projection of the / Impost Moldings, Hollow D, Line of Pilasters, Flue, Cable, Hollow as / D, A.A. Are in the same plane / B. projects ¼ of an Inch before A., Veined Marble, Veined Slab, Opening of Chimney, (Sanders) Length of slab 5.3.¾, A B A E, some dimensions given and (pencil) Mr Patteson,

Signed and dated

(49) Margaret Street Nov:r 29:th: 1786

Medium and dimensions

(49) Pen on cartridge paper (459 x 590) (50) pen and sepia wash, shaded on cartridge paper (542 x 660)

Hand

49-50 Soane

Notes

The 'Mr Patteson' pencilled-in on drawing 50 probably refers to John Patteson, a fellow Grand Tourist and resident of Norwich for whom Soane designed additions, including chimney-pieces, to his house in Surrey Street (see D.Stroud, Sir John Soane architect, 2nd ed., 1996, p.146)
Soane's ornament for the chimney-piece has cabled fluting and a tablet with urn and ivy festoons. Another working drawing for a chimney-piece also drawn by Soane in the same rather free manner is drawing 56.
See also drawing 57 for a related drawing made for the fabricator of composition mouldings.

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Drawing

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