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The Revd Mr Richards, AAAAA Small Iron grates to be / placed here, The upper part of the Cornice is Wood / to be painted & sanded, AAAAA and some dimensions given (verso) The Revd Mr Richards. AAA Iron gratings to be placed here / The upper part of the Cornice is Wood / to be painted and sanded and some dimensions given
Signed and dated
Copy Lincolns Inn Fields June (verso) Copy Lincolns Inn Fields June 1795
Medium and dimensions
Pen, sepia and blue washes, shaded on wove paper with two fold marks (535 x 679) (verso) the same
The office Day Book has entries under an academy for the Reverend Mr Richards on 25, 26 and 27 June 1796. Meyer, Jeans, Seward, Good and Provis are all listed as making drawings. That is Frederick Meyer (1775 - ?), pupil April 1791 - 1796; Thomas Jeans (c.1775 - 1866), pupil August 1792 - 25 August 1797; Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848), pupil May 1794 - September 1808; Henry Joseph Good (1775 - 1857), pupil January 1795 - January 1799; and Henry Provis (1760 - 1830), clerk July 1791 - February 1802. On 27 June, 10 drawings and 4 fair drawings were 'sent on the Evening Mail', the four pupils having spent the day making those drawings.
Oddly perhaps, the two side elevations differ so that one (recto) has five round arched windows in a full height recess while the verso has a window at each end that are the the same as those of the recto but in the centre is a round-arched window within a wide and tall reveal that is crowned by a pediment. The ends are stopped by a plain pilaster and toothing is used undernetath the cornice The roof was covered with graded slate tiles.
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