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  • image SM 35/6/2

Reference number

SM 35/6/2


[44] Record drawing of the house's exterior, September 1828


(Unfinished) south elevation


scale of 1/11 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of the House and offices, Purney Sillitoe Esqre Pelwall House

Signed and dated

  • September 1828
    datable to September 1828

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and coloured washes, within triple-ruled pen and wash border, on laid paper (295 x 475)


Attributed to Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
Attributed to C.J. Richardson


shield and fleur-de-lis with CA


P. du Prey, Sir John Soane, 1985, in series of 'Catalogues of architectural drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum', cat. 91, p.51; G. Worsley, 'Pell Wall Hall, Staffordshire', Country Life, 7 April 1988, pp. 134-7; P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, pp. 34-35.



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