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Reference number

SM (91) 49/6/3 (92) 49/6/2

Purpose

Designs for the rear elevation of the new Board of Trade Offices, July 1824 (2)

Aspect

91 Elevation of the Front next the Treasury 92 Elevation of part of the West Front; (verso) alternative design for a chimney with three flues

Scale

(91, 92) bar scales of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

91 as above, Board of Trade &c, labelled: 3 flues lot A range with B / J.S. [John Soane], enlarge C / for the third floor, springing (twice), Q[uer]y and some dimensions given 92 as above, New Board of Trade

Signed and dated

  • (91) L. I. Fields / 21 July 1824 (92) 1824

Medium and dimensions

(91) Pen, yellow ochre, black, blue, pink and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (511 x 679) with a flier on wove paper (62 x 45) (92) pen, burnt Sienna, sepia and blue washes, (verso) pencil on wove paper (367 x 460)

Hand

(91) David Mocatta (1806-82, pupil 1821-27) (92) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(91) Smith & Allnutt 1820 (92) Smith & Allnutt 1823

Notes

The first drawing to show the rear elevation in its entirety, drawing 91 has round-headed windows and circular windows on the second storey. This is in contrast to an earlier drawing (84) which has only square-headed windows. It is more than likely that Soane's 'query' was whether the top floor windows should be square or circular.
On a small flier is an alternative design for the chimney, which is both taller than the original design and has three flues. The same design is on the verso of drawing 92 in pencil. The flues are flanked on either side by antefixes.

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Drawing

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