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Reference number

SM (10) 63/6/59 (11) 63/6/64 (12) 63/6/63

Purpose

Preliminary design and presentation drawings for alternative designs of an aedicule framing a tablet over a sarcophagus, January 1816 (3)

Aspect

10 Alternative half-elevations; rough details of pediment and strigilation 11 Elevation; plan; and details of pediment 12 Elevation

Scale

(10) to a scale (11) bar scale of 1 1/8 inches to 1 foot (12) to a scale

Inscribed

10 Ld Visct Bridport, Devonshire & C[?a]rle marble, (pencil) Devon, (pencil) 10:2, Ditto, and illegible feint pencil 11 (pencil) vertical dimensions given, (Bailey) Sketch of a design for a Monument to the Viscount Bridport 12 (feint pencil) The Viscountess Bridport, (Bailey) Sketch of a Design for a Monument to the Viscount Bridport

Signed and dated

(10) (pencil) Jany 25: 1816 and LIF / 30 Jan: 1816 (11) (Bailey) Jany 1816 (12) (feint pencil) Jany 1816 (Bailey) January 1816

Medium and dimensions

(10) Pencil and pen on laid paper (360 x 520) (11) pencil, pen and wash on laid paper (366 x 522) (12) pencil, pen, grey and brown washes, on laid paper (366 x 514)

Hand

(10) Charles Tyrrell (1795-1832, pupil 1811-1816) and Soane (11-12) Soane office, and some titles added later by George Bailey (Soane Museum curator, 1837-60), inscriptions on versos by Robert Baldwin (fl.1762-c.1804)

Watermark

(10-11) Phipps & Son 1809 (12) fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche

Notes

Drawings 11 and 12 show two designs for a monument approximately 10 feet 4 inches high; both the designs appear as half-elevations on drawing 10. The first design, that shown in drawings 11 and on the right-hand side of drawing 10, is a sarcophagus that narrows towards its base and is supporting a seated lion at each end. The second design, that shown in drawing 12 and on the left-hand side of drawing 10, has an alternative sarcophagus that widens at its base and has a Vitruvian scroll motif. Both designs have an Ionic aedicule with a scrolled pediment, with rosettes and palm leaves on the tympanum. The fluted columns frame an inscribed tablet, and a panel with an outline of three shields.

Drawing 10 shows the position of the columns in plan, with marginal skecthes also in pencil to show the pattern of strigillation, the section of the chancel and variant designs for the pediment (one which is similar to the motif in drawing 22).

Drawing 10 specifies a type of marble for the monument, possibly reading 'Devonshire & Carle'. Devonshire marble is listed as a type of marble in the The Dictionary of architecture, ed. Wyatt Papworth for the Architectural Publication Society, 1859-92, volume V, p. 34.

Level

Drawing

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