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SM 38/3/9


[5] Survey of mouldings


Details of Mouldings of his [Perceval's] House in / Lincolns Inn Fields


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 inch


as above, The Honble S Perceval, labelled: Pedestal, Base, Capital, Entablature, Balustrade and dimensions given; (verso, pencil, in a later hand, i.e. a curator): Case 1 (opposite E under Students Room) / 74 Drawer / C 9 Sheets / Inventory Page 170, (a different hand) Lindsey House / 59-60 Lincolns Inn Fields, 9 Sheets

Signed and dated

  • 13 October 1802
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Octr 13th 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yellow ochre washes, pricked for transfer on two sheets of laid paper, affixed, with two fold marks (1352 x 563)


William Edward Rolfe
Pupil November 1801 - 1804.


This survey shows the profile of the pilasters on the front of the house from pedestal to capital and likewise the entablature and balustrade above with detailed dimensions to the left of the drawing. The volutes of the capital, rather than being flush to the elevation, project at an angle from the façade. See also drawing [6].



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