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Reference number

SM (163) volume 76/74 (164) volume 79/1 (165) volume 79/2 (166) volume 79/3 (167) volume 79/4 (168) volume 79/5 (169) volume 79/7

Purpose

Later record drawings, one dated 1833 (7)

Aspect

163 View of the Back of the Clerk of the Works' House (verso) part of an elevation of the north front (cropped and re-used on the recto) 164 View of the Clerk of the Works House at Chelsea Hospital 165 View of the south and east fronts of the Clerk of Works' House 166 View of the south front of the Clerk of Works' House and the west front of the Stables 167 View of the west front of the Clerk of Works' House, part of the Stables and some of the houses on Paradise Row 168 View of the south and east fronts of the Clerk of Works' House and the south front of the Infirmary 169 View of part of the east front of the Clerk of Works' House and the south front of the Infirmary

Inscribed

163-164 as above

Signed and dated

(164) Sepr. 1833 / C.J. Richardson (166) C.J. Richardson

Hand

(163-169) C.J. Richardson (1809-1871, pupil and assistant 1824-1837) (see notes)

Notes

These seven drawings are all record views taken after the completion of the Clerk of Works' House. Drawing 163 probably dates earlier than the other watercolours, because it is less finished in style and is included in the same book of sketches as some of the earlier designs in this group. However, drawings 164-169 are most likely (given the similarity of draughtsmanship and the maturity of the surrounding garden represented) to be by C.J. Richardson in the 1830s (indeed drawings 164 and 166 are inscribed as such).

S. Palmer suggests that the posts shown in drawing 167 are 'wooden clothes posts with crossed pins at the top upon which were fastened lines for drying washing'.

Literature

S. Palmer, 'Sir John Soane's Garden at the Royal Hospital Chelsea', The London Gardener, 2003-2004, volume 9, p.20

Level

Drawing

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