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Reference number

77/4/16

Purpose

[3] Detail drawing for entrance portico, dated 13 May 1788

Aspect

Details of the pilasters, columns and cornice; (verso, cancelled) front elevation

Scale

full size; (verso) bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Sir Alexander Hood Bart, No 4, Plinth or base to the pilasters full size, base for the columns full size, capital to the columns / full size, part of the / frieze (three times), Cornice full size, Capital to the columns / full size, Capitals to the pilasters, wall line; (verso) L L Lon

Signed and dated

A copy of the drawing sent on May 13th 1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen (and grey wash on verso) on laid paper with one fold mark (458 x 586)

Hand

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

Level

Drawing

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