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Reference number

SM (33) 8/3/11 (34) 8/3/28

Purpose

Working drawings for a hot house and a greenhouse, June and September 1789 (2)

Aspect

33 Plan, Elevation and Section of Hot house and Shed34 Plan of Greenhouse, Section of Greenhouse and Elevation of the Front to the Lawn

Scale

(33) bar scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot (approximately) (34) bar scale of ¼ inch to one foor

Inscribed

33 as above, Tendring Hall, level of Floor, line of Garden Wall, This part only / to be Sunk and (verso) 7th June 1788 (sic) Lodder waited on Sr Joshua Rowley / with this Drawing which he / approved of34 as above, Sir Joshua Rowley Bar:t, Tendring Hall, This height to correspond / with the other Wing, This height to correspond with / the other Wing and likewise / the Cornice, N0 7 Sashes in the present Greenhouse / to be used, House and some dimensions given and verso Tendring Hall

Signed and dated

(33) Welbeck Street 5th June 1789 - the verso is dated 7 June 1788 (34) Copy Oct. 21st 1789

Medium and dimensions

(33) Pen, sepia, light red, blue, burnt umber, yellow and green washes, pricked for transfer within single ruled border on thin laid paper with recent repairs to edges (467 x 367) (34) pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes on laid paper with recently repaired top left-hand corner (502 x 635)

Hand

33-34 John Sanders (pupil, 1 September 1784-90)

Notes

33 Sanders's drawing for a hot house is a handed version of the earlier design for a pinery (drawing 32) and with the same dimensions. The 'Lodder' inscribed on the verso was the builder see note to drawing 25. Soane's account book (SM 'Journal No 1', opposite p.75) has an entry for 3 June 1789 'sent Swan drawings of Hothouses' and (7 June) 'Lodder called on Sir J. with a drawing / of the Hothouse wh he approved'.34 Sanders's drawing for a greenhouse datable to 1789 locates it as linked to the house and facing the garden, that is, linked on the east side and facing south. Which was an intended site for the stable court (drawing 23). An entry for 28 September 1789 SM 'Journal No 1' has 'Sent two designs for Greenhouses / on Foolscap' initialled in red 'JS'.

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