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(Richardson, C.J.) (attrib.)

(Plans for a two-family house).

1854

Reference: 7737
Price: £185 [convert currency]

Full Description

Two plans in pencil, pen, black ink and grey & brown wash on one sheet of paper measuring 545 x 680mm, with contemporaruy ink room names, scale, measurements, & date of 17th May 1854, the latter almost obscured by a brown overpainting that also occurs elsewhere on the lower outer margin. The entire sheet has in the past been backed with thin adhesive paper, effectively repairing several marginal tears, one of which extended into one of the plans (without loss). Pencil inscription, “C.J. Richardson”.

Two hand-drawn plans for the basement and ground floor of a two-family house, with handwritten room names, scale and measurements in feet. The house is unidentified but comprises two apartments side by side within one building, and it is clear that there were more than two storeys planned as no space is allocated to bedrooms on either plan. These plans once belonged to Sir Albert Richardson (1880-1964), and a pencil inscription almost certainly in his hand attributes the plans to C.J. Richardson, and it seems likely that these plans recorded a commission carried out by C.J. Richardson’s practice.