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Reference number

80/1/10 recto and verso

Purpose

[14] Working drawings for the stonework, 8 September 1787 and 10 December 1787

Aspect

Details of Cornice to North Elevation, Finishings for the Chimney Shafts, Cornice to South, West & East Fronts (verso) elevation of attic storey with pediment and details of pediment and Cornice to the Attic Story A / at Shottisham ½ full size, A Copy

Scale

½ the full size and (verso) bar scale of 1/5 inch to one foot and half full size

Inscribed

as above, labelled Line of front of Pilaster, Line of Blocking Course (twice), Wall line, A see Elevation, 2 Inches, Raking Cornice of Pediment, Cornice to the / Horizontal Part / of Pediment, Weatherg, Part of Tympanum / NB The Tympanum is to / be of Brickwork, Stone (3 times), Brick Cornice and some dimensions given; (verso) This drawing supposes the whole of the Attic Cornice / to be of Stone or the part confined between the letters / AAB maybe of Stone & the fascia C of brick but / the Blocking Course must be of Stone, The Piece of Stone contained within the dotted lines is to [be] worked out of one Piece, brick / and the top to be covered / with lead to project 1 inch / before the front of the / Molding & to be raised / 1 inch at the back to give/ a proper current [sic, O.E.D. 'the inclination given to a gutter, roof etc to let the water run off'], All the raking Cornice to be of Stone / The Ground line of the Tympanum / to recede or set back six inches beyond / the face of the front Walls of Attic Story, labelled Stone (3 times) and Brick (twice)

Signed and dated

September 8th 1787 (verso) December 10th 1787

Medium and dimensions

Pen, warm sepia, burnt Sienna and cream washes, with shading, (verso) pen, on laid paper with one fold mark (714 x 495)

Hand

Sanders, John (1768--1826), draughtsman
(recto) John Sanders (pupil 1 September 1784-90) (verso) ? John McDonnell (pupil 18 March 1786-91)
Possibly Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
(recto) John Sanders (pupil 1 September 1784-90) (verso) ? John McDonnell (pupil 18 March 1786-91)

Watermark

J Whatman, fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, ornate W

Level

Drawing

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