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Reference number

SM volume 41: (36) 41/27 verso (37) 41/28 recto (38) 41/ 28 verso (39) 41/26 verso (40) 41/26 recto (41) 41/27 recto

Purpose

Record copies of first contract drawings dated May 1784 (6)

Aspect

36 Reduced copy of drawing 5 - Plan of the Principal Story of Tendering Hall, Suffolk and elevations of north and south fronts37 Reduced copy of drawing 6 - The Plan of the Basement Story and Offices38 Reduced copy of drawing 6 - plans of The Mezzanine Story and The Bedchamber Story39 Reduced copy of drawing 7 - Design for the Stables, Coachouses &c at Tendering Hall, Suffolk40 Reduced copy of drawing 8 - Lodges at Tendering Hall41 Reduced copy of drawing 9 - Kitchen Garden

Scale

(36-38) bar scale of 1/17 inch to one foot (39) bar scale of 3/8 inch to 10 feet (40) bar scale of 1/26 inch to 1 foot (approximately) (41) bar scale of ¼ inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

36-41 as above, labelled and dimensions given as on original drawings (5-9)

Signed and dated

36-41 original drawings dated May 1784 and copied after 1 September 1784

Medium and dimensions

36-41 close or very close to the medium of original drawings 5-9, on laid paper (364 x 244) bound into 'Precedents in Architecture' SM volume 41

Hand

36-41 John Sanders (pupil, 1 September 1784-90)

Watermark

(all) fleur-de-lis

Notes

John Sanders made careful copies to a reduced scale of the drawings (5-9) made by Robert Baldwin (fl. 1762-c.1804). The young pupil 'corrected' Baldwin's habit of placing elevations around a plan so that the topmost is upside down but spelt Tendring 'Tendering' - as did Baldwin. Regarding drawing 40, there is also an uninscribed copy of a design for lodges that is probably for Tendring - though this version has capped gate piers and plain railings. Copied by John McDonnell (pupil, 18 March 1786-91). Volume 41/70 recto. It is opposite McDonnell's copy of the unexecuted design for lodges at Benacre Hall, Suffolk, c.1785.

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Drawing

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