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image Image 1 for SM (11) volume 41/60 recto (12) volume 41/60 verso (13) volume 41/61 recto
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Reference number

SM (11) volume 41/60 recto (12) volume 41/60 verso (13) volume 41/61 recto

Purpose

Record copies of plans and laid-out wall elevations, November 1785 (3)

Aspect

11 Section of the Great Eating Room at Malvern Hall 12 Section of the Great Drawing Room at Malvern Hall 13 Section of the Library at Malvern Hall

Scale

(11-12) bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot (13) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

11 as above, Pannels colored French Grey / Stiles ....... Light Pink 12 as above, The Plan, Walls colored light Pink / Frieze ....... deep Pink, (Soane, pencil) glass 13 as above, Plan of the Library, Walls colored light Green / Recesses in Cove .... light Pink

Signed and dated

(11-12) Novr 1785

Medium and dimensions

(11) Pen, pencil, trace lines (12) pen, sepia wash, pencil, trace lines (13) pen, sepia wash, pencil, trace lines - all on laid paper (224 x 360). All bound into 'Precedents in Architecture' SM volume 41

Hand

(11-13) John Sanders (pupil 1784-90)

Watermark

(11/12) fleur-de-lis (12) T French

Notes

The trace lines or setting out lines have not been erased. Soane's Account Book 1781-86 (entry for (?) 30th October 1784 has 'Sanders a Journey making / Sections &c Exp. 3.16.0' and (12 November 1785) '3 Fair Sections of Eat. Room / Drawg ro[om] / Library'.
The new eating room, measuring 36 by 24 feet, has a ceiling, segmental in section and with an elaborately swagged cove, three French windows on one long side and two doors and a chimneypiece on the opposite long side. Of the two short sides one is panelled and the other has a round-headed alcove in the centre and a door to one side. The (light) French grey panelling was relieved by light pink mouldings.
The new drawing room, also measuring 36 by 24 feet and with three French windows, has a ceiling that is segmental in section and coffered, oval plaques over three doors and a recess, and looking glasses over the chimneypiece and on an end wall. The light pink walls were relieved by the deep pink of the scrolled frieze.
The library, measuring 16 feet 6 inches by 15 feet 6 inches, was re-modelled from a room facing the garden in the old, central part of the house. It is shown as having shelving for books on all sides in an arrangement of slender columns below arched 'Recesses in Coves' that were to be painted light pink while the rest was light green.

Level

Drawing

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