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Reference number

32/1/20

Purpose

[171] Variant design and working drawing with segmental pedimented cap, 12 November 1801

Aspect

Plan, elevation and section of arch, Plan of the top of pier, Elevation of the Top of Pier / to larger scale, Section thro the / centre of Top / of Pier and Base of pilaster full size

Scale

(elevation) bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot (cap and base detail) bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Nov 12 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, one fold mark, on laid paper (560 x 667)

Hand

Possibly Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) or Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804) (Day Book 12 November 1801) Soane
Possibly Thomas Sword, draughtsman
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) or Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804) (Day Book 12 November 1801) Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808) or Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804) (Day Book 12 November 1801) Soane

Literature

P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p. 93; G. Darley, John Soane: an accidental Romantic, 1999, p. 158; J. Summerson, 'Sir John Soane and the Furniture of Death', The Unromantic Castle and other essays, 1990, p.135

Level

Drawing

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