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image Image 1 for SM 'Miscellaneous / Drawings / of / Architectural / Designs' volume 57/26, 81/2/40, 81/2/91
image Image 2 for SM 'Miscellaneous / Drawings / of / Architectural / Designs' volume 57/26, 81/2/40, 81/2/91
image Image 3 for SM 'Miscellaneous / Drawings / of / Architectural / Designs' volume 57/26, 81/2/40, 81/2/91
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Reference number

SM 'Miscellaneous / Drawings / of / Architectural / Designs' volume 57/26, 81/2/40, 81/2/91

Purpose

Working drawings for Mr Dillingham's bedroom, December 1786 and March 1787 (3)

Aspect

51 Record copy of plan and laid-out wall elevations inscribed Section of Lobby to Mr Dillingham['s] / Room, Bed Chamber Floor and detail of Cornice at A.
52 Elevation and details for Chimney Piece for / Mr Dillinghams / Bed room
53 Elevation and details of / The Chimney piece for Mr Dillingham's Chamber at Letton

Scale

(51) bar scale of 3/16 in to 1 ft (approximately) and ½ the full size (52) bar scale of 1/11 in to 1 in and full size (53) bar scale of 1/11 in to 1in and half full size

Inscribed

(51) as above, when the door / is shut all the / Pannels are to / range, A and some dimensions given
(52) as above, Moldings for Chimney Piece, These Pateras, Gulochi (Guilloche) / and Husks will be sent / from London, Letton Hall, labelled depth of flute (three times), Frize Line, Face of Marble, Line of Marble, Wall Line, Veind Marble, Slab of veined Marble and some dimensions given
(53) as above

Signed and dated

(52) Welbeck Street - Decr 1786 (53) March 1787

Medium and dimensions

(51) Pen with sepia and yellow ochre washes on laid paper bound into volume 57 (268 x 347) (52) pen on cartridge paper with six fold marks (570 x 338) (53) pen with black and light red washes, shaded on laid paper (431 x 304)

Hand

(51,52) John Sanders (pupil 1784-90) (53) hand writing is Soane's

Watermark

(51) fleur-de-lis (53) J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W

Notes

Drawing 51 is the same as drawing 54 where it is labelled 'Lobby to Mrs Dillinghams Dressing Room'.
The chimney-piece has panel pilasters with bell-flower drops on the jambs and a fluted frieze. Drawings 52 and 53 show the same design. Though the latter is inscribed by Soane the nicely finished drawing is probably not by by him.
See also drawing 57 for a related drawing made for the fabricator of composition mouldings.

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Drawing

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