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image SM (8) volume 42/142

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SM (8) volume 42/142


Working drawing (by Soane)


8 Elevation of a six-panel door labelled No 4 pair of these doors and detail of Moldings on pannels full size, B and plan of door frame and elevation of partly glazed Hall door / B.B. The same Moldings on the outside of / New door, as on the other door marked B. / The Sash to be of 2½ Wainscot Astragal ---- (illegible), A deal door 2½ thick A, A.A. Solid frame already made, Inside bead (?) of lock & the / pannels glued up in / two thicknesses, reversing / the Grain of the Wood and dimensions given (verso) sums


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot (pricked through)


as above

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, pencil on laid paper with two fold marks and folded to fit (317 x 398)




Prop Patria (Heawood 3710) and (?) RW encircled


Henry Greswold Lewis was among the party of Grand Tourists that, with Soane, visited Sicily in 1779. In August 1783, Soane was at the late 17th-century Malvern Hall having been asked to make repairs, alterations and additions to the house. The drawing catalogued here was for a door (of which eight were required) with moulded panels defined by three cavetti, and for a single glazed door to the hall with the same mouldings in the lower part.
See Concise Catalogue for other drawings relating to Malvern Hall.


D. Stroud, Sir John Soane, architect, 2nd ed., 1996, pp.122-3



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