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Reference number

SM (43) 65/4/31 (44) 65/4/32

Purpose

Presentation drawings for approved plan (2)

Aspect

43 Ground plan of the College buildings on a quadrangular plan, related to drawing 5 44 Plan for upper storey of the Gallery

Scale

(43) bar scale of 1/17 inch to 1 foot (44) to the same scale but no bar scale or dimensions given

Inscribed

43-44 Dulwich College

Signed and dated

(43) (Soane) Lincolns Inn Fields / August 7 1811 (44) Lincolns Inn Fields / August 7 1811

Medium and dimensions

(43) Pen and rose pink wash, partly pricked for transfer, within nine-ruled pen and sepia and black wash border on wove paper (326 x 519) (44) pen, sepia, raw umber and rose pink washes, pricked for transfer, within an eight-ruled pen and sepia and black wash border on wove paper (319 x 515)

Hand

(43-44) Charles Tyrrell (1795-1832, pupil 1811-1816) (recorded drawing plans of Dulwich in the Day Book entry for 7 August 1811)

Watermark

(43-44) J Whatman 1808

Notes

Drawing 43 puts the approved plan for the new two-storey Gallery and almshouse wing in the wider context of the whole College quadrangle. Drawing 44 shows the two-storey almshouse end bays, and the Gallery with the skylights situated on the first floor above the arcade, similarly to drawing 30.

Literature

F. Nevola, Soane's favourite subject: the story of Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2000, (43) pp. 56 & 183-184; (44) pp. 56 & 184

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Drawing

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