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Reference number

SM (72) 82/1/41 (73) 82/1/42 (74) 82/1/48 (75) 82/1/56

Purpose

Designs for the New State Paper Office with the attic raised, May 1830 (4)

Aspect

72 Elevation of the north front altered as suggested by Mr Bankes with section showing the height of the floors 73 Elevation of the north front of the State Paper Office with the Attic raised from 8 feet to 11 feet 9 to meet Mr Bankes' suggestion with section showing the height of the floors 74 Elevation of the north front with section through the façade 75 Elevation of the west front

Scale

(72, 73) bar scales of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (74, 75) bar scales of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

72 as above, labelled: D, 12.6, 15.9, 15.9, 11.9 / Raised on the suggestion / of Mr Bankes, 8.0, 6.9½, (pencil) courses numbered 1-33 73 as above, Copy, E, To The Right Honble Henry Goulburn / &c &c &c, 12.6, 15.9, 15.9, 11.9 / raised on the suggestion / of Mr Bankes, 8.0 / In first / design, 6.9½ 74 labelled (pencil): 13.0, 2.3, 37.5, 59.5½, 6.9½, 13.6 and some calculations

Signed and dated

  • May 1830 - June 1830
    (72) (in Soane's hand) Lincolns Inn Fields / 31 May 1830 (73) (in Soane's hand) L. I. Fields 2d June 1830 / J.S. (74) (feint pencil, partially cut off) ?18th June 1830 (75) (feint pencil, partially cut off) 18th J...

Medium and dimensions

(72, 73) Pen, sepia, yellow ochre, black and pink washes, pricked for transfer with multi-ruled sepia and black wash border on wove paper (389 x 442, 390 x 441) (74) pen, sepia, black, pink and yellow washes (75) pen, sepia and black washes (74, 75) pricked for transfer on wove paper (475 x 502, 474 x 490)

Hand

(72-75) Charles James Richardson (1809-71, pupil and assistant 1824-1837)

Watermark

(75) Smith & Allnutt 1823

Notes

Drawings 72 and 73 have a raised attic 'altered as suggested by Mr Bankes' (see also drawings 68-70). The difference between the two drawings is the treatment of the attic windows and cornice - those on drawing 73 are incorporated into the cornice - and the placement and design of the chimney stacks. The top of the cornice on drawing 73 is sloped and grooved, giving the impression of a pantiled roof. Drawings 74 and 75 show a mixture of attic windows, the outer two in the cornice and the central three or four at the top of the elevation.

There is in the bottom right hand corner of drawing 74 in feint pencil a date that has been cut off. Similarly drawing 75 is dated '18th J' but the rest is cut off. The date of these two drawings could be '18th June 1830', which is corroborated by the Soane office Day Books as they record C. J. Richardson working on drawings for the New State Paper Office on that date.

Level

Drawing

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