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Reference number

SM (130) 82/2/27

Purpose

New design for the chimney shafts, June 1831

Aspect

130 Front and side elevations of a chimney shaft; (verso) working drawing for Staircase & Vestry Room Windows &c of St Peter's Church, Walworth

Scale

bar scale of 2 inches to 1 foot; (verso) Full size

Inscribed

New State Paper Office, Design for Chimney shaft, Centre of Wall and dimensions given; (verso) as above, This drawing to be returned, labelled: Brickwork (twice), Fascia, Window Sill

Signed and dated

  • June 1831
    30th June 1831; (verso) Lincolns Inn Fields / 8th August 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow ochre, sepia, pink and grey washes (verso: pen, pink, burnt Sienna, grey and yellow washes), pricked for transfer on wove paper (369 x 518)

Hand

Charles James Richardson (1809-71, pupil and assistant 1824-1837); (verso) Soane Office

Notes

Drawing 130 shows a new design for the chimneys that is both smaller and simpler than previous designs. The height of the chimney is 4 feet 11¼ inches from the flat roof.

Level

Drawing

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