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Reference number

SM (59) 82/1/37 (60) 82/1/38 (61) 82/1/2 (62) 82/1/3

Purpose

Alternative designs with attic windows in the cornice, May 1830 (4)

Aspect

59 Elevation of the north front 60 Elevation of the west front 61 Perspective from the Park 62 Perspective from the Park

Scale

(59, 60) bar scales of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

59 labelled: (in Soane's hand) 3.0 (twice), 75 feet, Qy 1.10½ / or / 1.6, Paving of Area / six Inches below / level of Basemt / floor, 6 May - altered to six / inches below the level / of Basement floor, Qy Sculpture in the / Centre NB. this Decoration has not / been shewn (sic) in the Design sent to / the Treasury & approved See Votes of H of C / 25 Feb 60 labelled: (in Soane's hand) 65 feet

Signed and dated

  • May 1830
    (59) John Soane / 1st May 1830 (dated twice) (60) 3d May 1830 (dated twice)

Medium and dimensions

(59) Pen, sepia, raw umber, black and pink washes, pricked for transfer with single ruled border on laid paper (287 x 427) (60) pen, sepia, raw umber and black washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (266 x 408) (61, 62) pen, sepia, raw Sienna, black and blue washes, (61) pricked for transfer with single ruled border on laid paper (306 x 250, 307 x 293)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(59, 62) W Weatherley 1829 (60, 61) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate WW

Notes

As in drawings 53 and 55 the attic windows are inserted between the brackets supporting the cornice. Alternative designs for the chimneys are shown, with the chimney stacks linked with balustrades on drawings 61 and 62. The sculpture referred to on drawing 59 is presumably that which is shown on drawing 55 (q.v.), an ensemble of heraldic elements.

Level

Drawing

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