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Reference number

SM (45) volume 41/61 verso (46) volume 41/62 recto (47) volume 41/62 verso (48) volume 41/ 63 recto (49) volume 41/63 verso (50) volume 41/64 recto

Purpose

Record copies of designs for details of entablatures, cornices, architraves and other mouldings including those for the hall, drawing room, library and Mr Rowleys room - for which the original drawings have mostly not survived (6)

Aspect

45 Entablature to the doors of Hall 46 Cornice for Hall 47 Base & Surbase Moldings / to the Drawing Room 48 Entablature for the Drawing Room 49 Entablature for Library with detail of frieze labelled Begin in each Angle / w[it]h a whole head (of bucranium), Entablature to doors of Library labelled Cornice & Frieze of Stucco, the same Architrave to the Windows, and Base & Surbase mold[in]g / to Library the same / as Mr Lewis Asst-- (illegible) / Drawing Room, Entablature to doors of Mr Rowleys dressing Room labelled Cornice & Frieze of Stucco, Line of Frieze and This Architrave to the Windows, Cornice to all the Chambers / on the first floor / to all the Chambers on the / Mezzanine Story / to all the Chambers on the Young Ladies Apartmt, Base & Surbase Moldgs / to Mr Rowleys dressg Room, Mr Rowleys dressing Room / Entablature the same as Mr Branthwayts Eating Room 50 Admirals Room / The same Cornice as / in the Chamber Story / with this Frame on / the Cieling, Cornice to the Small / Rooms in West Front / Hall floor / Mezzanine & / Chamber Story, Architrave to doors & Windows to the / Admirals Room - Chamber in N.W. / Corner & the two dressing Rooms between, Architrave to doors & Windows / of the Mezzanine & Chamber / Storys, Base & Surbase Moldings to the same / Rooms as the above Architrave and Base Moldings - Mezzanine Story

Scale

(45-48) ½ Size (49-50) 1/3 Size

Inscribed

45 as above, Tendring [Hall], Frieze, Cornice & Consoles / in Plaister, Hall door like Mr Lewis, These Moldings / only round the / small Window, Line of Frieze, Wall Line, These Moldings / only in the / Raking Cornice 46 as above, [Tendring] Hall, Plinth 7½", Base ½ Size 47 as above, Tendring [Hall], Part of one of the Shutter Pannels / to the Eating Room - ½ Size, Eating Room / Entablature, Base, Surbase, door Architrave / Frieze (without Tablet), Cornice, Moldings to Pannels on Walls / Pannels & Margins to Shutters / (but not the Moldg) the same / as Mr Branthwayts Eating / Room - doors hung in / 4" recesses 48 as above, [Tendring] Hall, Drawing Room / door like Mr Lewis / door Entablatures the same as / Mr Rowleys dressing Room / Window Architrave do 49 as above and Tendring [Hall] 50 as above and [Tendring] Hall

Medium and dimensions

(45-47) Pen, pencil (48-50) pen, pencil and pink wash, all on laid paper (364 x 244) bound into 'Precedents in Architecture ' SM volume 41

Hand

45-50 John Sanders (pupil, 1 September 1784-90)

Watermark

45-50 fleur-de-lis

Notes

45 The console or bracket to the door consists of a double scroll with conventional patera, bellflower and acanthus ornament. The 'Mr Lewis' referred to was Henry Greswold Lewis of Malvern Hall, Warwickshire (q.v.) for whom Soane was designing extensive alterations and additions at this time.
46 The elegantly moulded hall cornice has mutules and dentils.
47 'Mr Branthwayt' was the owner of Taverham Hall, Norfolk (q.v.), a house that Soane was altering and adding to at this time. The profile of the base and surbase mouldings were presumably copied from drawing 12 (q.v.).
48 Drawings 47 and 48 relate to drawing 12 - plan and laid-out elevations for the drawing room where, for example, the architrave differs having a Greek fret moulding and a tablet with swag or festoon. The example here has, serrated leaf, anthemion and scrolls as motifs.
49 The details for the base and surbase of the library are the same as those for Mr Lewis's drawing room and the entablature and the shutter mouldings for Mr Rowley's dressing room are borrowed from Mr Branthwayt's drawing room and eating room. More interesting is the frieze with bucrania, festoons and paterae taken from the frieze of the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli (see Soane in Italy: measured drawings: Tivoli: Temple of Vesta, 1778-80 and later). As a source, this was very important to Soane and it is an early use of the Tivoli frieze with bucrania. The same motif was used at about the same time for the portico of Malvern Hall, Warwickshire for Henry Greswold Lewis (q.v.) and for an unexecuted scheme for Hereford Street, Grosvenor Square, London for Lord Camelford (q.v.).
50 The rope-like, beaded spiral moulding to the 'frame on the ceiling' in the 'Admirals Room' has a faintly nautical suggesiton about it.

Level

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