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Reference number

SM 33/3/B26


[57] Alternative design for base of column (cancelled)


Elevation and section with (verso) a further design for capital


full size


The Marquis of Buckingham / Details of Gothic Library at Stowe and (verso) Capital

Signed and dated

  • 00/00/1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and sepia wash on wove paper (615 x 490) (verso) pen


Soane office


This design has pencil cancellations so presumably drawing [56] was preferred? The verso design is quite close to drawing [55]. See also drawing [19] for a design for a capital 'in Lobby'.



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