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Reference number

SM 45/5/6, 45/5/7, 45/5/9

Purpose

6-8 Copies (after an Italian draughtsman) of measured details of entablatures to the Pantheon, and also of the Temple of Vespasian

Aspect

6 Entablature to the Principal Order in the Rotonda / Rome and Entablature to the Great door in the Portico of the Rotonda
7 Entablature of the principal order in the Rotonda to a larger scale
8 Trabeazione del Portico della Rotonda and Cornice within the Portico and also Trabeazione del Tempio di Jove Tonante (so called Temple of Jupiter Tonans - Jupiter the Thunderer, actually the Temple of the Divine Vespasian)

Scale

6, 8 bar scale of Roman palmi (see note below)

Inscribed

as above and (6 and 8) dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil within single (No.7 double) ruled border on laid paper (except No. 7 wove paper) (473 x 691, 706 x 465, 478 x 695)

Hand

Soane

Watermark

(6 and 8) J Whatman, fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with GR below

Notes

Made to a scale of Roman palmi, drawings 6 and 8 have dimensions added and some are inaccurate so that, for example, a moulding marked (inches) is larger than one marked 10 3/8.

Literature

P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, p.119

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Drawing

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