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Reference number

SM volume 42/94, SM volume 42/87, SM volume 42/81

Purpose

Later rough designs (3)

Aspect

11 Sketch elevation close to drawing 10 but more complete and with stele added, the pryramids are shown frontally and not at an angle
12 Sketch perspective
13 Sketch part-perspective showing one pyramid (the base without niches) and its sculpture, and a domed building with a colonnade rather than the four-column portico of previous drawings

Inscribed

(11, Soane) Mighty flitch - - - [fletcher ?] Arrow one befrai-l / Narrow rather increditable & not to be believed -- Musicianes and (verso) 13:12:2½ / 12:13:3½ / :18:11
[i.e £12.13s.3½d from £13.12s.2½ leaves 18s. 11d]

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, shaded on laid secretary paper (142 x 256, 131 x 182, 201 x 259)

Hand

(11-12) ? Soane/?Dance; (13) George Dance (1741-1825)

Notes

Drawings 11-13 are close to the final design in form (except for the final extra storey) if not detail, except that drawing 12 shows a square storey below the dome and drum rather than an octagon though this could be bad draughtsmanship. As noted, drawing 11 has an inscription in Soane's hand while drawing 13 is probably by Dance.

Level

Drawing

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