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SM 81/2/59


[11] Copy of a working drawing for a chimneypiece for the Eating Room, 31 August 1802


Plan, elevation and detail; (verso) Front Elevation of Cricket Lodge, Cricket St Thomas, Somerset


Mr Robins, labelled: Eating Room, 4.3, 2.0, Line of Shelf, Wall Line, 3.0, 3.0, Veind (sic) Marble, Wall Line, Moulding full size, Wall Line, Mem: Drawing for Drawing Room Chy Piece of Statuary Marble / Copy of Col Graham's for Chambers / Do for Breakfast Room as one for the Bank No 9; (verso): The Right Honble / Lord Viscount Bridport, (across elevation) Useless

Signed and dated

  • 31 August 1802
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields / Augst 31 1802; (verso) Lincoln's Inn Fields / June 28th 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (337 x 573)


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This design is for a simple, reeded, marble chimneypiece for the Eating Room. It may be a copy of an earlier drawing, seeing as it is dated 'Augst 31 1802', which was after Soane had dined at Norwood (P. Guillery, op. cit., pp. 186-7). The memorandum at the bottom of the sheet provides evidence that Soane reused his designs.

On the verso of the sheet is a discarded design for alterations to Cricket Lodge, Cricket St Thomas, Somerset, for Lord Bridport. The drawing is inscribed 'Useless' across the elevation.



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