Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Alternative designs for an aedicule and sarcophagus composition, including the Hood heraldry, one dated 1 February 1816 (4)
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image Image 1 for SM (13) 63/6/61 (14) 63/6/62 (15) 63/6/60 (16) 63/6/65
image Image 2 for SM (13) 63/6/61 (14) 63/6/62 (15) 63/6/60 (16) 63/6/65
image Image 3 for SM (13) 63/6/61 (14) 63/6/62 (15) 63/6/60 (16) 63/6/65
image Image 4 for SM (13) 63/6/61 (14) 63/6/62 (15) 63/6/60 (16) 63/6/65
  • image Image 1 for SM (13) 63/6/61 (14) 63/6/62 (15) 63/6/60 (16) 63/6/65
  • image Image 2 for SM (13) 63/6/61 (14) 63/6/62 (15) 63/6/60 (16) 63/6/65
  • image Image 3 for SM (13) 63/6/61 (14) 63/6/62 (15) 63/6/60 (16) 63/6/65
  • image Image 4 for SM (13) 63/6/61 (14) 63/6/62 (15) 63/6/60 (16) 63/6/65

Reference number

SM (13) 63/6/61 (14) 63/6/62 (15) 63/6/60 (16) 63/6/65

Purpose

Alternative designs for an aedicule and sarcophagus composition, including the Hood heraldry, one dated 1 February 1816 (4)

Aspect

13 Elevation 14 Elevation 15 Elevation and rough plan 16 Elevation, rough elevation and details

Scale

(13, 15-16) 1 1/8 inches to 1 foot approximately (14) to a scale

Inscribed

13 (Bailey) Sketch of a Design for a Monument to the Viscount Bridport 14 (Soane) dimensions given, (Bailey) Sketch of a Design for a Monument to the Viscount Bridport 15 some vertical dimensions given, (Bailey) Sketch of a Design for a Monument to Viscount Bridport 16 (pencil) Viscountess Bridport, (Soane) dimensions given, (Bailey) Sketch of a Monument to the Viscount Bridport

Signed and dated

(13-14) (Bailey) January 1816 (15) (Bailey) Feby 1816 (16) 1st February 1816, (Bailey) Feby 1816

Medium and dimensions

(13-16) Pencil, pen and wash on laid paper (370 x 525, 367 x 525, 363 x 522, 362 x 521)

Hand

(13, 15) Soane office, and inscription by Bailey (14, 16) Soane office, Soane and inscription by Bailey

Watermark

(13, 16) fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche (14-15) Phipps & Son 1809

Notes

Drawings 13 to 16 are designs for a monument with an aedicule and sarcophagus arrangement; they are the first designs to include the Hood acheivement of arms, having three escallops and flanked by Neptune on the left and a sea-lion on the right (Debrett, p.101). Drawing 14 has spiral columns added in pencil.

Erasure marks are on drawings 13 and 16. In drawing 13, the base of the monument has been reduced and in drawing 16 a sarcophagus-shaped panel has been altered and reduced to a pedestal.

The date inscribed by George Bailey was added to the drawing well after it was completed, probably when Bailey served as Soane Museum curator, 1837-1860.

Literature

J. Debrett, Peerage of England and Ireland, 1840, p.101.

Level

Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).