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Reference number

SM volumes 60/185, 69/30, 60/184, 60/187, 60/186

Purpose

Imaginative reconstruction drawings of early and intermediate designs made by J.M.Gandy, 1798-1799 (5)

Aspect

8-12 Preparatory perspectives after Soane's early and intermediate designs
8 Perspective of the early design set in a landscape
9 Pencil perspective of the early design except that the oculus is wider. Not fully drawn out, the city background includes St Paul's Cathedral
10 Perspective of an intermediate design with cinerary urns, Doric frieze, a higher drum to the dome and taller inscription tablet over the entablature, and set in a hilly landscape
11 Perspective of an intermediate design as drawing 9 but more fully developed and set in a landscape with a city and mountains behind
12 Perspective of an intermediate design as drawing 10 but showing the entrance front and the entire flank of the building, set in a mountainous landscape with the Parthenon in the middle distance

Scale


Inscribed

(8,10,12) (pen, George Bailey, curator 1837-60) Sketch of a Design for a Mausoleum

Signed and dated

(9) (pencil, J.M.Gandy) Novr 1798 (11) (pen, office hand ?) June 3d 1799

Medium and dimensions

(8) Pencil, yellow ochre, blue, green and sepia washes, watercolour technique, shaded within narrow black wash border on wove paper (263 x 433); (9) pencil on laid paper ( 231 x 370); (10) Pencil, sepia washes, watercolour technique within wide sepia wash border on laid paper (360 x 519); (11) pencil, sepia, blue, green and yellow ochre washes, watercolour technique, shaded on laid paper folded in half to fit the album (326 x 644); (12) Pencil, sepia, green, blue, yellow ochre and light violet washes, watercolour technique, shaded on laid paper (328 x 507)

Hand

J.M.Gandy (1771-1843)

Watermark

(9) Buttanshaw 1794 (12) fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with GR below

Notes

Gandy began working as an assistant in Soane's office in 1798 and left in 1801. Two of the drawings are dated: November 1798 (drawing 9) and 3 June 1799 (drawing 11).

Level

Drawing

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