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Reference number

SM (102) 49/1/5 (103) 49/1/31 (104) 49/1/4 (105) 49/1/3

Purpose

Working drawings for columns, and architraves over windows, August 1824 (4)

Aspect

102 Plan of fluted column; (verso) unfinished pencil sketch of a bust 103 Detail of Architrave of Upper Windows &c with Section through the Sill and Section through the Window Head 104 Detail of capital 105 Detail of Architrave over Column

Scale

(102) ½ Full Size (103, 105) Full Size (104) ½ full size

Inscribed

102 Flutes of Columns, Upper diameter 2ft 2 inches / Lower diameter 2ft 6 inches 103 as above, Board of Trade, Sinking of 2 / Q[uer]y Rustic, Top Rustic, Sinking of / Rustic, Necking 105 as above, Board of Trade, labelled: Cornice of the Column

Signed and dated

  • (102) L.I.F. 6h Augt 1824 (103) 9th Augst 1824 (105) Lincolns Inn Fields / 11th August / 1824

Medium and dimensions

(102) Pen and pink wash on wove paper (444 x 544) (103) pen, pink and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with one fold mark (648 x 972) (104) pencil and pen on wove paper (541 x 758) (105) pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (740 x 533)

Hand

(102, 103) David Mocatta (1806-82, pupil 1821-27) (104, 105) Stephen Burchell (1806-?, pupil 1823-28)

Watermark

(103-105) Smith & Allnutt 1820

Notes

The upper window shown in drawing 103 is chamfered and has concave and cyma recta mouldings. Drawings 104 and 105 show some of the signature features of the order of the Temple of Jupiter Stator (Castor and Pollux), such as the intertwined scrolls in the centre of the capital and the elaborately-decorated architrave. Further drawings of the capital and cornice were made in September 1824 (q.v. drawings 109-110).
'The verso of drawing 102 seems to be a rough sketch of a cast of Antinous as Bacchus taken from the Lansdowne Antinous in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (M827), later trimmed and reused for the Board of Trade drawing. M827 was in the collection by 1825 when it is shown in a watercolour of the Dome Area. The downcast gaze of the bust is distinctive, as is the indication of the curly hair / ivy wreath - which on an initial glance at the sketch looks like hair. The identification is not conclusive - the top of the bust appears in the wrong relationship to the head and the chin is perhaps a little too pointed - but the sketch was rejected and reused.' (Helen Dorey, October 2013)

Level

Drawing

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