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image 29/4D/3

Reference number

29/4D/3

Purpose

[3] Variant design for the south front, 15 August 1789

Aspect

Part-ground floor plan; elevation; and rough details of entablatures; (verso) details of cornice and base mouldings

Scale

bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot; (verso) full size

Inscribed

Richard Willis Esqr, Window dressings are already sent, A, B, columns 9½ diameters, (pencil) floor 16.0 high and calculations and dimensions given in pen and pencil; (verso, Soane) Wall line, 6 inch, 2:10

Signed and dated

Copy Augst 15th 89

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and pink and red washes on laid paper (504 x 643)

Hand

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

Level

Drawing

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