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image 45/3/7

Reference number

45/3/7

Purpose

[3] 'Last' presentation design, 1778 or 1779

Aspect

Floor plan and laid-out wall elevations/sections of a room with shallow domed ceiling on an oval plan, supported by eight detached Corinthian columns. The apsidal end with three windows is at the west end opposite a wall with a niche between two doors, and a long north wall with chimney-piece and two alcoves opposite another with three tall sash windows. The design of the stone floor echoes that of the coffered (elliptical) domical ceiling.

Scale

bar scale of 1/3 in to 1 ft

Inscribed

as above, Bishop of Derry. Copy of the last design for the Eating Room and (added later, pencil) 41 lect 7 (added later, red pen) 593

Signed and dated

J. Soan Archt Rome

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light green, Indian red and black washes, shaded within triple ruled and sepia wash border on laid paper (641 x 909)

Hand

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

Watermark

J Honig & Zoonen and bee-hive on a cartouche

Literature

P. du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, pp.141-144; P. du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, pp.114-118

Level

Drawing

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