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SM 35/4/14


[27] Design A for entrance elevation


Elevation of the Entrance Front Design A with plan of wall and portico and wall section


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, Reymundo Putt Esqre and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 19/11/1811
    Novr 19th 1811

Medium and dimensions

Pem sepia and pink washes, shaded, pricked for transfer, on laid paper (443 x 580)


George Basevi (1794 - 1845)
Pupil December 1810 - June 1816.


The front has a portico with eight Ionic columns on a semicircular plan and the end bays are each framed by two pairs of lesenes and a pediment. A lesene is 'A pilaster without base or capital. Also called a pilaster-strip' (J.Lever & J. Harris, Illustrated dictiionary of architecture, 1800-1914, 1993)



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