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Reference number

SM (42) volume 60/188 (43) 14/4/7 (44) volume 60/190

Purpose

Views of the completed monument, drawn by George Basevi, 16 and 21 May 1816 (3)

Aspect

42 View from north-east with the chapel of St Pancras parish workhouse in the background (cf drawings 36, 38, 40) 43 View from north-east, a larger and more fiinished version of drawing 42 44 View from north-west with Old St Pancras church in the background (cf drawings 35, 39, 41)

Signed and dated

(42) May 18th 1816 (43) datable to May 1816 (44) May 21st 1816

Medium and dimensions

(42) Pen, pencil, raw umber, sepia, green and blue washes, shaded, watercolour technique within quadruple-ruled and sepia wash border on wove paper (120 x 182) (43) pencil, green, raw umber, burnt umber, sepia and light blue washes on wove paper with two old repairs (724 x 1215) (44) pen, pencil, raw umber, sepia, blue, yellow ochre and green washes, shaded, watercolour technique, within triple-ruled sepia and black wash border on wove paper (126 x 191)

Hand

42-44 George Basevi (1794-1845, pupil 1810-16)

Watermark

(42) J Wh[atman] (43) J Whatman Turkey Mill Kent 1809

Notes

The faded condition and ragged edges of drawing 43 suggest that it was once mounted, framed and hung in Soane's house at Lincoln's Inn Fields.

An engraving after drawings 42 and 43 was published in The European Magazine, LXXI, January 1817, p.8. The 1836 Description of Sir John Soane's House and Museum (p.22) has an engraving by B. Williams which may be based on drawing 44. The view is taken from a very similar angle, but with the dice and acroteria turned at 90 degrees. (C. Woodward TS catalogue).

Level

Drawing

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