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Reference number

SM (53) 82/1/44 (54) 82/1/46 (55) 82/1/45 (56) 82/1/47

Purpose

Alternative designs for the end bays, chimneys and attic windows, April 1830 (4)

Aspect

53 Part elevation, section through front and detail of chimney 54 Elevation of an end bay; (verso) unidentified part plan 55 Part elevation and section showing floor heights; (verso) design for screen wall, Bank of England 56 Elevation of an end bay and section through front

Scale

(53) bar scale of 6/20 inch to 1 foot (54) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (55) bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot; (verso) bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot (56) to a scale

Inscribed

53 (in Soane's hand) Area, 27 Rustics 1.1½ 1.2½ = 37.2½ / 28 Chamfers 2.4 / 34.11½ / Cornice &c 5.9½ / £40.9, (in Bailey's hand) Pedestal &c 2.3 / 27 Rustics 1.1½ = 30.4½ / 28 Chamfers 1 = 2.4 / 34.11½ / Cornice &c 5.9½ / 40.9 / Blocking 3.0 / Basemt 13.0 / 56.9, (in Soane's hand) This front 75.0 on the principal floor and dimensions given 54 (in Soane's hand) 3.0 55 Basement 13.0 / Fascia under Windows 2.3 / 27 Rustics 1.1½ = 30.4½ / 28 Champher 1 2.4 / Cornice & Weathering 5.9½ / Weathering 4 / Blocking 2.0 / 56.1 Total height, This front 75'0'' on the Principal Floor, Qy [query] Fret, Centre and dimensions given 56 some calculations in feint pencil

Signed and dated

  • 24 April 1830 - 3 May 1830
    (53) 24th April 1830 and (in Soane's hand) 3d May 1830 (55) L.I.F. / 29 April 1830 and (in Soane's hand) 3d May

Medium and dimensions

(53) Pen, pink, grey and yellow ochre washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (511 x 322) (54) pen, sepia, raw umber, pink and grey washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (376 x 311) (55) pen, grey, black, sepia, yellow ochre and pink washes, (verso: pen, grey and pink washes), pricked for transfer on wove paper (510 x 366) (56) pen, black and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (449 x 242)

Hand

(53, 55) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60) (54, 56) Soane office

Watermark

(53) fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, 1801 (sic)

Notes

Drawings 53-56 show part of the elevation to the Park with alternative designs for the chimney stacks, which have been moved to the corners of the building, as opposed to the centre of the elevations as in previous designs. In each of the drawings the chimneys have antefixes surmounted by flues and in drawings 53 and 54 the shafts are linked by a balustrade. The detail of the chimney on drawing 53 is in Soane's hand. The building is 56 feet 1 inch high to the top of the parapet.

Each drawing shows a different design for the attic windows. On drawings 53 and 55 they are inserted between brackets within the cornice, on drawing 56 they are placed more conventionally at the top of the facade and in drawing 54 they are not shown at all - presumably in this design the attic is top-lit.

In drawing 55 the building is crowned with a heraldic sculpture that includes a lion, a shield and a crown. This feature was not executed but a similar decoration was put above the main entrance.

Level

Drawing

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