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image SM 15/2/1

Reference number

SM 15/2/1

Purpose

[18] Interior perspective of both chambers by J.M.Gandy (1807)

Aspect

Interior perspective, close to as built

Inscribed

TO THE MEMORY OF NOEL DESENFANS ESQRE / HIS SALTERM ACCVMVLEM DONIS ET FVNCAR INANI and NOKEL DESENFANS / DIED MDCCCVII

Signed and dated

John Soane Archt / 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow and burnt umber washes, shaded, with triple ruled and sepia wash border (643 x 644)

Hand

Gandy, Joseph Michael (1771--1843)

Notes

It is likely that Gandy's fine drawing shows the masoleum as built though some of the ornamental details may have been omitted. The drawing is particularly succesful in conveying the careful lighting of Soane's scheme.

Level

drawing

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