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  • image SM 54/6/25

Reference number

SM 54/6/25


[41] Design for of a baluster at the base of the tower, St Peter's, Walworth, London, October 1823


Elevation of the baluster and section of the adjacent wall. The baluster is turned and attached to its base and architrave. At the top of the wall section there is a rounded form to denote a cap at the corner


full size


Newington Church / Balustrade West Front. Full size

Signed and dated

  • October 1823
    Lincolns Inn Fields / October 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured wash on yellow, pink, and sepia, pricked for transfer on wove paper (739 x 529)


Possibly Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
Letter forms such as Upper case -N and -C are similar to entries by Mocatta in the Soane Office Day Books, which also show Mocatta also worked for the early part of October on the church. Burchell worked on the church during the latter half



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