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image SM 42/129

Reference number

SM 42/129

Purpose

[2] Survey drawing for the addition of wings

Aspect

Rough elevation of South front of Allanbank

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

as above, Basement Story 7'/10" Clear Ht (floor to ceiling height of 7 feet 10 inches), (feint pencil) Grd line, Basement Story / 7.10 / Floor 1.0 and a small sum

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on laid paper with two fold marks (226 x 201) in an album of 'Original Sketches' volume 42

Hand

SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane

Literature

P.du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, pp.113-14, 118-20
D.Stroud, Sir John Soane, 2nd ed., 1996, pp.49-50
J.Ingamells, Dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy, 1701-1800, 1997
G.Darley, John Soane: an accidental Romantic, 1999, p.601
G.Stamp, 'Soane in Glasgow', Georgian Group Journal, LXIII, 2003, p.196. fn.

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Drawing

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