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Reference number

SM 47/1/88


[3] Design for the window


Part plan and part elevation


labelled: 10.0, 18.0

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with two fold marks (699 x 580)


Soane Office


Perhaps a preliminary design, but this drawing could also be a survey of an existing window. For example, the wall (shown in the plan) is 3 feet thick - deeper than the walls of the chapel as built. On the other hand, the dimensions are similar to other designs for the window and the design is similar to that of drawing [4] but with an additional transom. The curvilinear tracery incorporates daggers, mouchettes, cinque-foil headed lights and a hood mould with stops.



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