(Plan of a large house ; sketch for an ornate mantelpiece).
Plan in pencil, pen and black and brown ink with scale on recto and drawing in pen and ink on verso. 545 x 660mm. Several marginal tears and torn area in one corner clumsily replaced with twentieth century paper, numerous pin pricks following lines of plan. Twentieth century pencil inscription, “C.J. Richardson”.
A hand-drawn plan of a large, irregular building, possibly a country house with additions from various dates. The plan has several amendments in pencil and brown ink, suggesting that the draughtsman was undertaking a commission to modify or renovate parts of the building. This plan once belonged to Sir Albert Richardson, and a pencil inscription almost certainly in his hand attributes the plans to C.J. Richardson, a successful architect in his own right, and it seems likely that the plan was for a commission to be carried out by C.J. Richardson’s practice. On the verso of the sheet is a pen and ink drawing of, or for, an ornate mantelpiece.