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Reference number

SM (136) 82/1/66 (137) 82/1/99

Purpose

Working drawings for the one pair floor and the top of the architrave, July 1831 (3)

Aspect

136 Plan of the One Pair Floor 137 Plan at the level of the top of the Architrave shewing the blocks in the Frieze the Flues &c with detail of an attic window

Scale

(136) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (137) bar scale of 3/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

136 as above, New State Paper Office, labelled: Recess (4 times), Ch[imne]y (7 times), Height of springing / of Arches 9'0'', Principal Staircase and dimensions given 137 as above, New State Paper Office, labelled: projection of Arch[itrav]e and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • July 1831
    (136) L.I.F. / July 20 1831 (137) Lincolns Inn Fields / 18 July 1831

Medium and dimensions

(136) Pen, pink and grey washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (361 x 512) (137) pen, pink, blue, black and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (529 x 714)

Hand

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

Watermark

(137) Smith & Allnutt 1830

Notes

Drawing 137 is essentially a plan of the attic floor but taken at the top of the walls immediately below the roof so that it shows, for instance, the consoles beneath the cornice and the iron girders in the ceilings of the library. The detail to the left of the drawing shows a plan of one of the attic windows. The consoles are spaced 2 feet 3 inches apart.

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Drawing

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