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image SM 6/3/4

Reference number

SM 6/3/4

Purpose

[1] Survey drawing of existing house, plan, 1785

Aspect

Plan of house and offices arranged around two courtyards, the larger entered by a turreted gatehouse and with a chapel on the left-hand side and the old, thick-walled great hall in the centre; elevation of four bays of the eight-bay south front of 1724. Verso: very faint (pencil) part-elevation with a ? bowed portico in Soane's hand.

Scale

bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

some rooms labelled (by Soane): Brick Parlor, Entrance, China Closet, Cleaning Shoes, Servants Hall, (pencil) Lobby, Passage, Chapel, Bedroom, Bedroom, (?) Tapestry Room, Washouse, Laundry, for Ladys, Dairy, Dairy, Brewhouse, Bakehouse, (?) Sacristy and (below gatehouse) East, some dimensions given The drawing was mistakenly inscribed Earl Paulett Hinton St George by ? George Bailey (office assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-1860)

Signed and dated

datable to 1785

Medium and dimensions

Pen with black and three tones of grey wash, pencil, pricked for transfer within single-ruled wide margin on laid paper, 2 sheets joined, old repairs (938 x 448)

Hand

Possibly Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs, draughtsman
? John Sanders (pupil 1 September 1784-1790)

Watermark

Whatman (twice), fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W

Literature

P.Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, pp.43-44, fig. 2.3 reproduces this plan

Level

Drawing

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