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Reference number

(16) 28/2/12 (17) 28/2/7

Purpose

Working drawings for south and east elevations (2)

Aspect

16 (Baldwin) Tendring Hall. South Front to the Lawn and (verso) full size detail of cornice and blocking course17 (Baldwin) Tendring Hall. East Front to the Offices and (verso) full size detail of bell-flower (or husk) festoon and mantel shelf of chimney-piece (see drawing 54 for reduced copy)

Scale

16-17 scale of ¼ inch to one foot

Inscribed

16 as above, (Soane), omit (twice of basement windows) and window widths given, verso (Baldwin) Tendring Hall / Elevation of Front / to the Lawn and (Soane, pencil, of cornice) 8 Inches in the Wall 17 as above, window widths and some heights given, (of string course) Coades Composition, Recess / but no Sash fr[ame ?] (twice), verso (Baldwin) Tendring Hall / Front to the Offices, (Soane) Wall line, Line of Architrave, Marb[le], Line of frieze

Medium and dimensions

(16) Pen, sepia wash, pencil on laid paper (435 x 560) (17) pen, sepia wash, pencil on laid paper (430 x 565)

Hand

(16 recto) John Sanders (pupil, 1 September 1784-90), (16 verso) Soane (17 recto) Sanders (17 verso) Soane

Watermark

16-17 J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W

Notes

Baldwin seems to have re-used Soane's discarded drawings (the versos). The incomplete set of elevations was made before the set of four drawings (18-21) made by Sanders. Evidenced by the 'omitted' windows of the basement, marked thus on drawings 16 and not shown on drawing 19. More interestingly, the first floor windows of the garden bow were made taller in Sander's drawing 19 where they are marked 9'0"while they measure 7 feet on Baldwin's drawing. Soane had wanted all the first floor windows to be the same height but Admiral Rowley (or more likely Mrs Rowley for it was her room) wanted them made taller.

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