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image SM (20) 56/8/3

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SM (20) 56/8/3


Survey drawing of the ground floor


20 Plan of the Ground Floor of / Mr John Gardiner's Premises, &c / in Bridge Street Bristol


bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Bridge Street, (pencil) Old plans, House, Sink, Kitchen Paved with / Stone. Cellar beneath, Yard in Basement, Window, St Peter's Hospital, Building 3 Stories high, 35.3 to New Wall, An Arched Cellar beneath, (Warehouse 10'11'' high), Area (twice), Iron Gate, Iron Gates, Iron Railing (3 times), Mr Harril's House, Avenue behind the Houses / in Bridge Street, Parish / Watch Box, Wooden Gates, Enclosed Paved Yard a thoroughfare occasionally to St Peter's Hospital, A., The River Avon abt 35 feet below the Yard A. and some dimensions given, (red pen) No 7

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, grey, blue and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer within a single ruled border on wove paper (368 x 517)


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


Smith & Allnutt 1823



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