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Architectural drawings of perspective studies, 1813-1832
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2514
Extent: 6 items : ink and graphite ; in folder(s) 51 x 61 cm. or smaller.
Note: Beginning date based on watermarks; end date based on date of last known work.
Summary: Preliminary drawings showing streetscapes, geometrical shapes, and interior as perspective projections; studies; notes on strength of timber beams and iron bars.
Geometrical diagrams relating to perspective methods by various authors; one-point perspective sketch of interior, between 1790 and 1844
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2514, no. 1 (B size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink and graphite on paper.
Note: Note at center: "Artist's repository".
Note: Perspective sketch of structure with pedimented wings on verso.
Note: M.I.T. no. A-d-13.
Note: Drawing not signed; attribution based on handwriting and drawing style.
Summary: Four diagrams showing Miller, Kirby, Priestley, and Jesuit & French methods of perspective; sketch of interior to left.
Structure with pedimented wings. Perspective sketch, between 1790 and 1844
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2514, no. 1v (B size)
Extent: 1 drawing : graphite on paper.
Note: Manuscript notations on drawing.
Note: M.I.T. no. A-d-13.
Note: Drawing not signed; attribution based on handwriting and drawing style.
Note: From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning deposit.
One-point perspective sketches of structure, road, and trees, with shifting vanishing point, between 1790 and 1844
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2514, no. 2 (A size)
Extent: 1 drawing : graphite on paper.
Note: Church interior elevation and section with galleries and vaulted ceiling on verso.
Note: M.I.T. no. A-d-12.
Note: Drawing not signed; attribution based on handwriting and drawing style.
Summary: Four sketches.
Church interior with galleries and vaulted ceiling. Perspective sketch, between 1790 and 1844
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2514, no. 2v (A size)
Extent: 1 drawing : graphite on paper.
Note: M.I.T. no. A-d-12.
Note: Drawing not signed; attribution based on drawing style.
Perspective of two 3-story structures
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2514, no. 3 (A size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink and graphite on paper.
Perspective rule for drawing square structure illustrated with geometrical diagram; figure IV, between 1790 and 1844
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2514, no. 4 (A size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink and graphite on paper.
Note: M.I.T. no. A-d-7 or A-d-8.
Note: Drawing not signed; attribution based on handwriting and drawing style.
Summary: Manuscript description of "rule IV," illustrated by "fig. IV".
Faint drawing
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2514, no. 4v (A size)
Extent: 1 drawing : graphite on paper.
Notes on strength of timbers
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2514, no. 5 (A size)
Extent: 1 item : ink on paper.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "From Barlow on strength of timber -- page 168", "42"
Note: Watermark: S, T, & Co
Notes on strength of iron bars
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2514, no. 6 (A size)
Extent: 1 item : ink on paper.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "Results of experiments on iron bars of 1 inch square, to determine the weight required to tear them asunder", "43"
Design drawing for woven oval motif set within a square, 1830-1860
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2520
Extent: 1 item : ink and graphite ; in folder(s) 35 x 46 cm.
Design drawing for woven oval motif set within a square, 1830-1860
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2520, no. 1 (A size)
Extent: 1 item : ink and graphite.
Note: Drawing previously attributed to Charles Bulfinch.
Summary: Preliminary drawing; detail.
Architectural drawing for architectural elements, 1830-1860
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2521
Extent: 1 item : ink and graphite ; in folder(s) 51 x 61 cm.
Architectural drawing for architectural elements, 1830-1860
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2521, no. 1 (B size)
Extent: 1 item : ink and graphite.
Note: Drawing previously attributed to Charles Bulfinch.
Summary: Working drawing showing mantel, lancet panel door, and sash window as plans, elevations, and sections.
Architectural drawings of geometrical shapes, 1830-1860
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2524
Extent: 2 items : ink, colored ink, graphite, and colored pencil ; in folder(s) 35 x 46 cm.
Note: Drawings previously attributed to Charles Bulfinch.
Note: Probably related to geometric study processed as ADE-UNIT 2499, no. 2 (A size) verso.
Summary: Geometrical perspective studies.
Architectural drawings of geometrical shapes
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2524, no. 1 (A size)
Extent: 1 item : ink and colored pencil on paper.
Note: Verso obscured by lining
Architectural drawings of geometrical shapes
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2524, no. 2 (A size)
Extent: 1 item : ink, colored ink, and graphite on paper.
Note: Notations include computations.
Sketch
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2524, no. 2v (A size)
Extent: 1 drawing : graphite on paper.
Note: Inscription: "48800 = Lane near Caldwells"
Note: Notations include computations.
Architectural drawings for remodeling a house into a hospital ("Joseph Barrell House remodeled as McLean Hospital"), Somerville, Massachusetts, 1817
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2525
Extent: 3 items : ink, watercolor, and wash ; in folder(s) 71 x 102 cm. or smaller.
Note: Date, building name, and city from Kirker's The architecture of Charles Bulfinch, 1969.
Note: Restricted access. Please use digital image or other reference copy.
Summary: Working drawings showing site, hospital, covered piazza, terrace, and garden fence as site plans, plans, and elevations.
Site plan and plan, 1817
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2525, no. 1 (D size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, wash, and watercolor on paper.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: Covered piazza ; Upper terrace ; Lower terrace level of the foundation of the wings ; Garden fence.
Floor plan, 1817
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2525, no. 2 (B size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink and watercolor on paper.
Elevation, 1817
Creator: Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2525, no. 3 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, and wash on paper.
Architectural drawing for a building with wall of windows, 1830-1860
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2526
Extent: 1 item : ink and watercolor ; in folder(s) 35 x 46 cm.
Note: Reference copies available for some UNIT items in LOT 4249 (R).
Floor plan, 1830-1860
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2526, no. 1 (A size)
Extent: 1 item : ink and watercolor.
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