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Reference number

SM (11) volume 55/16 (12) volume 55/12 (13) volume 55/11 (14) volume 55/13 (15) volume 55/15 (16) volume 55/14

Purpose

Preliminary survey drawings of Farrer Williamson & Co.'s premises in Albion Street, 1826 (6)

Aspect

11 Rough Plan of Basement of premises in Albion St[reet] Leeds 12-13 Rough elevation to Albion Street on 2 pages 14 Rough elevation, Albion St[reet] 15 Rough elevation 16 Rough section/elevation through several adjacent buildings fronting Albion Street

Inscribed

11 as above, arched / 9" below / ab, Stone / Meat (?) table and dimensions given 12 (pen) Bank of England 1827 / (pencil) Albion Street Leeds 13 (pen) Sketch of a House in Park Row Leeds, / offered as "a Branch Bank" 14 as above 15 Ditto (presumably Albion Street) and some dimensions given 16 Messrs Farrer Williamson & Co premises Albion St Leeds

Signed and dated

  • (16) 1826

Medium and dimensions

(11-16) Pencil on laid paper leaves in a leather bound sketchbook (286 x 214)

Hand

(11-16) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60) and (11, 12, 14-16) titles added later by Walter L. Spiers (1848-1917, curator 1904-17)

Watermark

(11-15) J Whatman 1825

Notes

These preliminary pencil survey drawings are in a slim, leather-bound sketchbook that is one of 11 such sketchbooks in Soane's collection. The front part of the sketchbook has (inscribed by George Bailey probably when curator 1837-60): 'Miscellaneous Sketches of the / House at Ealing [Pitzhanger], built by / Sir John Soane in the Years 1802-4. / taken by C. J. Richardson / July 1832'. Charles James Richardson (1806-1871) was a pupil in Soane's office from February 1824 to January 1837. The drawings show more buildings than the finished survey drawings (17-19) which are restricted to a three-bay building and its hinterland of yards and gardens as well as domestic offices. The rough section/elevation (drawing 16) shows seven or eight adjacent buildings fronting Albion Street while drawings 12-13 show four.

Level

Drawing

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