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image SM 77/2/34

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SM 77/2/34


Working drawing for the columns


Full size detail of Parts of One of the Columns &c


(Full Size)


as above, labelled: Floor of the House, Iron Strap, Platform, (pencil) Column, (pencil) Corner / Standard, Iron Strap 1½ wide, Front Plate, 1¼ In Deal Floor to Gallery, Strap to Standard 3/8 thick, Iron Rail (twice) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 28 July 1820
    July 28th 1820

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink, yellow and raw umber washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (743 x 536)


George Bailey (1792 - 1860)
Pupil and assistant August 1806 - January 1837.


Smith & Allnutt 1817


This full size detail drawing shows the method by which the galleries are supported by the iron columns. The column has an iron strap which is screwed into the timbers of the gallery floor. Similarly a strap at the base of the column is screwed into the floor of the House. The wood used for the floor of the gallery is deal.



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