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Reference number

SM 80/1/46

Purpose

[4] Working drawing, Entablature Great Staircase, Plan and Elevation Frontispiece, 13 August 1789

Aspect

Details of Entablature over Columns of Great Staircase at Tawstock (verso) Plan and Elevation of Frontispiece (front door)

Scale

(recto) full size, (verso) with bar scale

Inscribed

(recto and verso) as above, Sir Bourchier Wrey Bart, (recto) Projections of Moldings of Archivolts, D. Molding which forms / the pannel in Spandrills / full size, C. Molding of Archivolt / full size, This depth is determined / by the beam now in the / Ceiling of Staircase, Angle bead / F., E. Entablature of Columns / full size, Wall line (twice), G. angle bead, This Fillet is to be of the same height as that to the Capitals of Columns

Signed and dated

(recto and verso) Copy Augt 13 th 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red and sepia washes, pricked for transfer (653 x 522)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office (? William Lodder (1757-1827), assistant 1789-1796)

Level

Drawing

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