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SM 6/1/2 recto and verso

Purpose

[2] Survey drawing of the north and south fronts, datable to June 1790

Aspect

Half-south elevation; (verso) north elevation

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot; (verso) bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

8: dito and 2½, Dito, 10 dito and 2½, 9 Dito & 2½, Dito (four times), dimensions given, (upper case) South Front; (verso) The Earl of Hardwicke, Wimpole / Elevation / by Guibert, (upper case) North front, (pencil) Eliz:

Signed and dated

datable to June 1790 (see Notes)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper with three fold marks and traces of red sealing wax (585 x 355)

Hand

Guibert, draughtsman
Guibert

Notes

Probably sent by post from Wimpole to Soane's office, having been made on site by the unidentified Guibert. Soane journeyed to Wimpole in June 1790 with Guibert to take surveys of the building. The drawings show the north and south elevations in both full and half elevation.

The façades are both symmetrical, however the gabled roof that covers the library wing is not balanced by the mirroring east laundry block (north front, drawing 2 verso).

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Drawing

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