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Reference number

SM (12) 65/4/9 (13) 65/4/10

Purpose

Presentation drawings for alternative design No 2 for the College on an H-plan (2)

Aspect

12 Block plan for Design / Plan No 2 13 Bird's eye view for Design No 2

Scale

(12) bar scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

12 as above, No IIII, Dulwich College, Gallery, Tower, Chapel, Porch 13 as above, No V, (Soane) Dulwich College

Signed and dated

(12) April 1811 (13) (Soane) Lincolns Inn Fields / 17 April 1811

Medium and dimensions

(12) Pen, pencil, sepia and rose pink washes, partly pricked for transfer, within a six-ruled pen and sepia and black wash border on wove paper (353 x 518) (13) pen and coloured washes, watercolour technique, shaded, partly pricked for transfer, within a six-ruled pen and sepia and black wash border on wove paper (324 x 468)

Hand

(12) Soane office (13) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and Soane office assistant 1806-1837, curator 1837-1860) (Day Book entry for 17 April 1811)

Watermark

(13) Ruse & Turners 1805

Notes

In this 'H' plan design, the Gallery is sited in the 'cross-bar' of the H between the remodelled chapel building on the north and the new wing on the south. It is a two-storey building with the Gallery on the first floor above an arcade. The Mausoleum is not clearly visible.

For a development of this plan see drawing 22.

Literature

(13) G. Waterfield, Soane and after: the architecture of Dulwich Picture Gallery, 1987, pp. 28; F. Nevola, Soane's favourite subject: the story of Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2000, (12) pp. 22 & 174; (13) pp. 23 & 174-175

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Drawing

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