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Reference number

SM (98) 82/2/15 (99) 82/2/14

Purpose

Working drawings for doors and windows, April 1831 (2)

Aspect

98 Plan, elevation and section of a basement storey door and window 99 Elevations, sections and details of the basement storey

Scale

(98) bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot (99) bar scales of 1/4 inch and 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

98 labelled: New State Paper Office, Door, 1, 2 99 labelled: (in Soane's hand) State Paper Office, Plan of Window Cill, Sash frame, Part of / ?Block, front of Window sill, 2y Steps, Semi / Arch, (pencil) South Front, West Front, North Front, East Front and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • April 1831
    (98) 16th April 1831 (99) L.I.F. / 18 April 1831

Medium and dimensions

(98) Pen, grey and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (286 x 492) (99) pen, sepia, grey and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks (609 x 490)

Hand

(98, 99) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Notes

In Soane's initial designs the stonework of the basement had been banded, but the vermiculation had been introduced by April 1830.

Level

Drawing

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