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Reference number

SM 71/3/18

Purpose

Revised design, May 1792

Aspect

3 Plan with three laid-out wall elevations/sections

Scale

bar scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan and Section of Alterations / at Caius College, a:a. These Spaces to be equal / b:b: These Spaces to be equal / c. The Center of this door to be / in the center between the Pilasters / NB All the framing to be bead and flush, ceiling labelled a and b: coffers labelled R or Rose and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

Copy May 4th 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue, light red and yellow washes, shaded on wove paper with one fold mark (562 x 684)

Hand

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

Notes

The design has changed from that of drawings 1-2 so that the coffers are more regularly sized and have the same rose motif. The panelling is more vertical and the fanlight has gone from the door. The result is perhaps more subdued or would be except that the large lunette at one end has been revised and seven circular openings have been added above the segmental arch gaining borrowed light and a greater sense of spaciousness.

Level

Drawing

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