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Reference number

SM (142) 82/2/59 (143) 82/2/63 (144) 82/2/60 (145) 82/2/61

Purpose

Working drawings for the timbers in the floors of the gallery, January 1832 (4)

Aspect

142 Plan of the timbers and section through a room on the basement floor; (verso) detail of a window or door surround 143 Plan of the galleries and section through brick arches 144 Plan of the timbers in part of the gallery 145 Part plan of the timbers in the galleries and part section through brick arches

Scale

(142) bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot (143) bar scales of ¾ inch to 1 foot and 4/5 inch to 1 foot (144) bar scale of 9/16 inch to 1 foot (145) bar scale of ¾ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

143 State Paper Office, Scale to Section Looking East and dimensions given; (verso) Drawings of the New State Paper Office / Recd from W. Craib 26 Decr 1833

Signed and dated

  • January 1832
    (143) (pencil) J.S. [John Soane], Jany 22d 1832

Medium and dimensions

(142) Pen, pink, yellow, sepia and grey washes (verso: pen, pink and grey washes), pricked for transfer on wove paper (519 x 503) (143) pen, pink, yellow, blue and grey washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (497 x 716) (144) pen, blue and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (353 x 261) (145) pen, pink, yellow, blue and grey washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (524 x 348)

Hand

(142, 144, 145) Soane office (143) William Craib

Watermark

(142) Smith & Allnutt 1827 (143) Smith & Allnutt 1830

Notes

The grey lines on drawing 143 show the positions of the iron girders, which were designed to provide support for the brick arches in the ceilings.

William Craib was the clerk of works at the New State Paper Office.

Level

Drawing

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