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SM 35/4/7


[25] Variant design for entrance elevation with four Ionic columns and two pilasters


Perspectival Design for the Entrance Front & Flank and (verso) preliminary half-elevations A and B


(verso) bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above and Reymundo Putt Esqre and (verso) Half Elevatiion to correspond / with ----- ----- B and \ half C--- of L---end to correspond / with p-------- A and some calculations

Signed and dated

  • 00/11/1811 and (verso)18/11/1811
    Novr 1811 and (verso) 18 Nov: 1811

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, shaded (verso) pen, brown pen, sepia and pink washes, on wove paper (335 x 465)


George Basevi (1794 - 1845)
Pupil December 1810 - June 1816.
Probably Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)
Verso with brown pen additions, probably Soane.


The perspective (recto) is a variant of the arrangement of four Ionic colums shown on drawing [24] so that here the columns are ranged in a row and two pilasters have been added to help carry the weight of the roof to the porch. The verso has two half-elevations with amendments probably made by Soane. The theme relates to pilasters of a type termed 'lesene' that is, without base or capital.



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