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Reference number

SM (108) volume 62/32 (109) volume 62/34 (110) volume 62/12

Purpose

[108-110] Record drawings of a plan and two perspectives (3)

Aspect

108 Copy of (Domed design series) drawing 4 catalogued as: final plan re-used (or made) as a lecture drawing 109 Copy of a missing perspective (Domed design series) 110 Copy after a perspective given to the Royal Academy

Scale

(108) bar scale of 1/24 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

(108) (pencil, added later) Plan of a Design for a New House of Lords 1794 (109) (pencil, added later) View of a Design for a New House of Lords

Medium and dimensions

(108) Pen, sepia and light blue washes on thin laid paper (250 x 403), p. 32 of volume 62 (109) pen and sepia washes on thin laid paper (272 x 430), p. 34 of volume 62 (110) pen on thin laid paper (249 x 401), p. 12 of volume 62

Hand

(108-110) Henry Provis (1760-1830, clerk July 1791-February 1802)

Watermark

(108-110) Allee 1799, post horn within crowned cartouche and below, GR

Notes

Volume 62 is, with many other similar volumes, a collection of copies, mostly to a reduced scale, of executed or unexecuted design or working drawings drawn directly or mounted into an album. This was a useful exercise for Soane's office pupils and also provided Soane with a discreet way of showing possible clients examples of his work. In fact, the drawings from volume 62 - drawings 108-123 have been attributed to Henry Provis who worked in the Soane office from July 1791 to February 1802 and is listed as a 'clerk' in the office records.

For information on drawing 108 see Domed designs, drawing 4. The original of drawing 109 for a flank elevation with a Corinthian portico on a semicrcular plan has not been found. Plans that show this four-column portico are Domed designs 3 and 4. The original of drawing 110 has not been found in Soane's own collection. It seems to be an outline version to a reduced scale and without staffage of a drawing given as a Diploma Work by Soane to the Royal Academy and accepted on 20 March 1802 (R.A. 03/5556). The Soane Museum's version is drawn with trompe-l'oeil effect paper with curled edges, encased within an outline plan of the new House of Lords.

Level

Drawing

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