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image Image 1 for SM (84) 11/4/2 (85) volume 71/31
image Image 2 for SM (84) 11/4/2 (85) volume 71/31
  • image Image 1 for SM (84) 11/4/2 (85) volume 71/31
  • image Image 2 for SM (84) 11/4/2 (85) volume 71/31

Reference number

SM (84) 11/4/2 (85) volume 71/31

Purpose

Presentation drawing (and copy) for the later south-east Transfer Office, c.1820-1821 (2)

Aspect

84 Perspective from a north-east angle 85 Copy of drawing 82

Signed and dated

(84-85) datable to 1820-1821 (see notes)

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 85 is evidently a pupil's badly drawn copy of drawing 84. Both drawings are taken from the point of perspective marked on drawing 83, from the southern wall, slightly to the west of the centre point. The pencil lines added to drawing 83 must have been made to draw up the perspectives and to determine what could be seen from that view point, before the completion of the hall enabled the pupil to draw from life. Both drawings are probably presentation drawings focusing on the interior decoration of the hall.

The 1820 date of drawing 83 suggests that drawings 84 and 85 were also made around this point, when the later south-east Transfer Office was nearing completion.

Level

Drawing

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