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image volume 39/87v-88r

Reference number

volume 39/87v-88r

Purpose

[4b] Preliminary designs (from volume 39, Italian sketchbook) for a dining room on a semi-elliptical plan after the supposed 'triclinium' of Lucullus, together with a design for remodelling the south front, 1779

Aspect

87v. Rough perspective of the pavilion end shown on (87r); rough rectangular plan divided lengthwise by a ? drain, each half 13.9 feet wide and attached to a small building 12.6 x 12.2.
88r. Rough variant plan for dining room on a half-ellipse: To preserve the Views - a Circular Portico at / each end in lieu of the Bows, with gilded / Ironwork between the Columns.

Scale

1/20in to 1ft (86v) bar scale of 1/2in to 10ft (87r)

Inscribed

as above and (87v) Lucullus and calculations as above and (88r) Lettere Familiare del Annibal / Caro - divisa in tre volumni / Padova, presso Giuseppe Comino. Not in Soane's library but a there is a copy in the British Library (Annibale Caro, Delle lettere familiari del commenatore A. Caro volume primo (- terzo) ... Edizione seconda etc 1734 (93.d.21-23)

Signed and dated

Some of the other sketchbook leaves (volume 39) are dated 4 January to 24 March 1779

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper, 2ff of a sketchbook (volume 39, q.v.)

Hand

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

Literature

P. du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, pp.153-7; P. du Prey, 'Je n'oublieray jamais: John Soane and Downhill', Quarterly Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society, XXI Nos 3 &4, 1978, pp.23-4; P. du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, pp.114-8

Level

Drawing

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