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Reference number

SM (126) 82/2/18 (127) 82/2/20

Purpose

Working drawings for the ground floor window on the south front, June 1831 (2)

Aspect

126 Elevation and Section of centre Window South Front Ground Floor 127 Details of Cornice and Architrave of centre Window South Front Ground Floor

Scale

(126) bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot (127) Full size

Inscribed

126 as above, New State Paper Office, labelled: Wall line and dimensions given 127 as above, New State Paper Office

Signed and dated

(126) 7th June (127) 7th June 1831

Medium and dimensions

(126) Pen, sepia, black and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (531 x 725) (127) pen, yellow ochre and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (725 x 534)

Hand

(126, 127) Charles James Richardson (1809-71, pupil and assistant 1824-1837)

Watermark

(126, 127) Smith & Allnutt 1830

Notes

Soane's design for a tripartite window on the south front is first shown on drawing 115. In drawings 126 and 127 the design has evolved so that the pediments have lost their acroteria but Greek fret patterns have been added to the panels beneath the windows. The windows are each 3 feet wide and 9 feet 11½ inches tall. Soane's intention may have been to give the south front a distinct identity and central focal point.

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Drawing

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