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Reference number

SM (83) 3/4/11 (84) 3/4/12 (85) 3/4/13 (86)3/4/9

Purpose

Design for fitting-out the eating room, December 1810 and January 1811 (4)

Aspect

84 Plan of the Eating Room 85 Section of the Eating Room 86 Section of the Eating Room / on the line AB with (Soane) rough details of rinceau ornament, ball and fret mouldings for the beam and ceiling in front of the windows 87 Plan & Sections of the Eating Room at Mogerhanger

Scale

84-86 bar scales of 4/9 inch to 1 foot (87) bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

84 as above and Stephen Thornton Esqr /Mogerhanger 85 as above, Stephen Thornton Esqr / Mogerhanger, C D and 86 as above, Stephen Thornton Esqr / Mogerhanger, A B (twice) (Soane) Ceiling / A, Soffite of Beam / 1:0 wide, Side of / of Beam, calculation: 10:9 / 1:2 Col. / 2½ / 1.0 upper diam[eter] 87 as above, Stephen Thornton Esqre and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(84-85) Lincolns Inn Fields / Decr 1810 (86) Janry 17th 1811

Medium and dimensions

(83) Pen, pink and Naples yellow washes, pencil, hatched, with quintuple-ruled pen and black wash border (460 x 637) (84) pen, pink, blue, Naples yellow and sepia washes, brown pen, pencil, shaded, hatched, with quintuple-ruled and black wash border (462 x 636) (85) pen, blue, pink, Naples yellow and Indian red washes, brown pen, pencil, shaded, hatched, with quintuple-ruled and black wash border on laid paper (459 x 637) (86) pen, pink, grey-blue, Naples yellow and light red washes, shaded, pencil on laid paper (458 x 563)

Hand

(83-86) Same Soane office hand (85-86) Soane additions

Watermark

(83-85) Ruse & Turners / 1805 (86) indecipherable

Notes

It is possible that these carefully made drawings were intended as presentation designs for Stephen Thornton but reviewed and amended by Soane in terms of the treatment of the ceiling were not sent out. Or, perhaps they were seen and discussed with the client and Soane made the additions during that discussion. In any case the dining room was finest of the rooms in this second phase of building works.

Level

Drawing

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