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Reference number

SM (37) 11/3/55 (38) 11/3/54

Purpose

Designs for houses Nos 3 & 4, February 1808 (2)

Aspect

37 Plan of Basement Story 38 Plan of Principal Floor

Scale

(37) to a scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot (38) bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

37 as above, labelled: Nos 3 & 4 New Bank Buildings and dimensions given 38 as above, labelled: Nos 3 & 4 New Bank Buildings, No 3, No 4 and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (38) Feby 24 1808

Medium and dimensions

(37) Pen, pencil and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper with four fold marks (469 x 598) (38) pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (471 x 600)

Hand

(37, 38) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Notes

On drawing 38 the portico to No. 3 is shown with four columns (on previous drawings it is shown with two). The small, canted bay at the rear of No. 3 has been given a more irregular shape.

Level

Drawing

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