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Reference number

SM (107) 49/6/19 (108) 49/1/7

Purpose

Working drawing for the north end and roof of the new building, September 1824 (2)

Aspect

107 Section through the Entrance to the Treasury Passage; (verso) plan and elevation of north part of roof showing chimneys 108 Plan and Elevation of the Balustrades on Roof as originally designed and executed

Scale

(107, 108) bar scales of 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

107 as above, Board of Trade and some dimensions given 108 as above, Board of Trade, labelled: Centre of Building, the face of Pedestal in a line with B, B, 9 Balusters, 7 Balusters and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (107) Sepr 1824 (108) 1824

Medium and dimensions

(107) Pen, sepia, yellow ochre, pink and grey washes, (verso) pink, blue and grey washes on wove paper (713 x 527) (108) pen, blue-grey, yellow ochre, pink and black washes, pricked for transfer on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with three fold marks (527 x 932)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(107, 108) Smith & Allnutt 1820

Notes

Drawing 108 seems to correspond with the verso of drawing 107, although it is much more complete and has, in a yellow wash, another chimney drawn-in. The elevation of the balustrade shows how the chimneys were hidden from view.

Level

Drawing

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