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Reference number

SM (3) volume 41/32 recto (4) volume 41/31 verso (5) volume 41/32 verso

Purpose

Record copies of design (3)

Aspect

3 Plan of the Basement Story of Malvern Hall / with the intended Alterations and Additions with pencil modifications (by Soane) to partitions, stair etc 4 Plan of Principal Floor of Malvern Hall / with the intended Alterations and Additions with pencil addition (by Soane) of bow window to 1st drawing room 5 Elevation of Entrance Front of Malvern Hall / with the intended Alterations and Additions

Scale

3-5 bar scale of 1/11 inch to 1 foot (approximately)

Inscribed

3 as above, labelled (new rooms) Stewards Parlor / and Audit room, Hot Bath / & / Dressg Room, Passage, Staircase, Small Beer Cellar, Strong Beer Cellar, Scullery, Kitchen with Dresser, Staircase, The Butlers Pantry, Servants Hall (cancelled and in pencil Maids Room), (old house) Cold Bath, Staircase, Closet for / Flambeaus, Coals &c, Lobby to Staircase, Passage, Wine Cellar (three times), Servants / & / Powdering Room, Plate Closet, Passage, Maids Closet, Lobby, Housekeepers Room, Housekeepers / Store Room, Cleang Shoes / Knives &c (these last two rooms cancelled and in pencil Servants Hall) 4 as above, labelled (new rooms) 2nd Drawing Room with note Build 14 Ins against this wall, Bedchamber, Dressg Room, Eating Room, Bed chamber, Dressg Room, (old house) 1st Drawing Room with (pencil) Gallery and (pencil)Music R[oom], Vestibule, Portico, Common Parlor, Library and dimensions given 5 as above

Signed and dated

(4) Octr 1783

Medium and dimensions

(3-4) Pen, black and sepia washes, pencil on laid paper (242 x 360), (5) pen, burnt umber, sepia and blue washes, shaded on laid paper (242 x 360). All bound into 'Precedents in Architecture' SM volume 41

Hand

John Sanders (pupil 1784-90), pencil additions to drawings 3 and 4 by Soane

Watermark

(3,5) T French (4) fleur-de-lis

Notes

An unusual feature of the basement storey was an unexecuted 'Hot Bath', a detailed plan and laid out elevations for which are shown on a drawing in the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A 3436.188) reproduced and discussed in P.du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, pp.126-7, fig.6.22.

Literature

P.du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect , 1982, pp.126-8 (bathroom)

Level

Drawing

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