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  • image SM Vol 54/12

Reference number

SM Vol 54/12


[119] Preliminary survey, The Stone Building, April 1824


Elevation details of a Doric frieze and wall pier, from the interior of The Stone Building


not to scale


To the / Window / Top of Cornice of Window / 6 betw[een] dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 01/04/1824 - 31/04/1824
    April 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, on wove paper bound in volume (212 x 281)


Soane Office, draughtsman


The details of an applied order and a Doric frieze, with its metope ornamented with a pattera, appears to be part of the interior of the Stone Building; most probably from the staircase at the centre of the eastern flanking range. This drawing appears to be directly associated with that on the adjacent leaf (see SM Vol 54/11), though for ease of reference and consistency, it is treated as a separate sheet.



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