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Reference number

SM (14) 65/4/11 (15) 65/4/12

Purpose

Presentation drawings for alternative Design No 3 for the College on a cross-plan (2)

Aspect

14 Block plan 15 Bird's eye view

Scale

(14) bar scale of 1/17 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

14 as above, No VI, Dulwich College, Plan No 3, Tower, Porch, Chapel, + / Altar 15 as above, No VII, (Soane) Dulwich College

Signed and dated

(14) April 1811 (15) datable to April 1811

Medium and dimensions

(14) Pen, sepia, rose pink, green and raw umber washes, pricked for transfer, within a six-ruled pen and sepia and black wash border on wove paper (350 x 513) (15) pen and colured washes, some waterclour technique, shaded, within a quadruple-ruled pen and sepia and black wash border on wove paper (321 x 470)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(14-15) Ruse & Turners 1805

Notes

The cruciform plan retains the south range with the old chapel and places a wing on either side. The locations of the Gallery and Mausoleum are not indicated. The pilasters that appear on the alternating projecting bays echo the Jacobean architecture of the existing west wing, demonstrating the intention to relate the new wing to the original architecture of the College.


(14) There is a copy of the plan in the Victoria and Albert Museum, dated 1822 (V&A 3307.III).

Literature

(15) 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, (14) pp. 24 & 175; (15) pp. 25 & 175

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Drawing

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