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  • Title
    Unassigned drawings, and drawings for other buildings, c.1675–1716
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  • Exent
    9 drawings
  • Description
    {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang2057{\fonttbl{\f0\fswiss\fprq2\fcharset0 Microsoft Sans Serif;}{\f1\fswiss\fprq2\fcharset0 System;}} {\colortbl ;\red0\green0\blue128;} \viewkind4\uc1\pard\cf1\f0\fs20 None of the drawings in this group can be linked with any certainty to St Paul\rquote s Cathedral and at least three are for other buildings. These are:\par \par WRE/7/4/7: a study by Wren for the spire of St Bride Fleet in c.1682; it came to the St Paul\rquote s Collection from the Bute Collection sale in 1951, having been mistaken for a plan-study for the vestibule of the Great Model;\par \par WRE/7/4/8: a preliminary elevation by Hawksmoor for the north front of St George\rquote s Bloomsbury in 1716; and \par \par WRE/7/4/9: a plan of large grid structure for a floor which was suggested by the cataloguer of the Bute Collection sale in 1951 as a diagram for the bearers of the nave pavement but cannot be for St Paul's. \par \par Six drawings in this group are by Hawksmoor; WRE/7/4/2-6. Datable from the late 1680s onwards, they indicate that much of the collection passed through his hands after the building was finished.\par \par A second drawing in the group attributable to Wren is a study for an attic or pedestal, WRE/7/4/1. Although previously linked to the main internal attic, the dimensions and detail of the drawing cannot be matched with any feature of the completed building. \cf0\b\f1\par }
  • Conditions governing access
    Access to the Wren office drawings held at London Metropolitan Archives is available only with advance notice and at the discretion of the Heritage Services Director, London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB.
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