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  • image SM volume 41/53 recto

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SM volume 41/53 recto


[5] Record copy of a design for an entrance with lodges in a Doric style, April 1785


Entablature & Capital 1/3 the full size / Sir Thos Beauchamp Proctor Bart


4 inches to 1 foot (or 1/3 FS)


Mr Blackburne is desired to preserve the / profiles of the several Moldings. / The tops of Cornices in the Entrance / fronts & also in the corresponding flanks / to be worked to unite^with the rafters. / Observe, the front of the Architrave is over / the lower Diameter of the Column., These Moldgs (of the cornice) & plain / Soffite to the Raking Cornice & the Tympanum brought forward as shewn in the Elevation of the front next the Road, A (three times) B (three times) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • April 1785
    April 1785

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (362 x 425)


Sanders, John (1768--1826), draughtsman
John Sanders (pupil 1784-90)


T French



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