as above, The Right Honble / The Lord Eliot, A. NB Twenty Four eggs round the Neck of the Capital, Section line of the profile, Upper (?) diams of Column, Section thro the centre of the abacus, Line of Architrave, Centre Line (verso) The Right Honble / The Lord Eliot / Port Eliot, Pilaster Capital fulll size, Centre of Pilaster, Moldings of Base of Columns / (full Size), Flloor line, Pilaster base / full size, Line of Cieling, The cornice only / continues round the / Circ End, Entablature over Columns & Pilaster next circ End / supported 1:5½, Centre of Columns, Soffit, Cornice of circ End of the Library half the full size 1:8½
Signed and dated
Copy / Sepr 9 1805 (verso) Copy / Sepr 9 1805
Medium and dimensions
Pen, red pen, on laid paper (560 x 652)
Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. No entry in the Soane office Day Book.
Ptolemy Dean (Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.105) wrote of the library: 'The east end of the library was formed into an apse, screened by two pairs of timber Ionic columns and an entablature .... These columns were made of hollow timber and had little structural role; their importance ... was to frame the view.'
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