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Reference number

SM (1) 71/3/17 (2) 71/3/16

Purpose

Design for alterations to the Hall, March 1792 (2)

Aspect

1 Plan and three laid-out wall elevations/sections (verso see Piercefield, Gwent: (unexecuted) alterations and additions for George Smith, 1785-1789 (29): drawing 13) 2 Perspective

Scale

1-2 to a scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

1-2 Caius College Cambridge

Signed and dated

1-2 Great Scotland Yard March 15 1792

Medium and dimensions

(1) Pen, sepia, blue and light red washes, shaded with single ruled (wide) black border on laid paper (462 x 582) (2) pen, sepia and blue washes, shaded with single ruled border on laid paper with one fold mark (283 x 459)

Hand

1-2 Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794)

Watermark

(1) J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W (2) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W

Notes

The Hall is about forty feet long by 24 feet wide. At one end is a through passage or lobby (8-9 feet wide) that is open to the Hall; on drawing 1 appear cancellation marks to the left hand pier. Drawings 1 and 2 show the Hall with a coffered, barrel-vaulted ceiling with a lunette above cornice level at the lobby (north) end and a long wall with three windows and a door with fanlight. The other end wall has panelling (5 feet high) with above, the Royal coat of arms.


The office 'Journal N0 2' has an entry under 16 March 1793 stating that Soane took three drawings for alterations to Caius College. Presumably drawings 1 and 2 plus another.

Level

Drawing

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