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image volume 41/74 verso

Reference number

volume 41/74 verso

Purpose

[22] Working drawing for the exterior, after March 1786 - May 1787

Aspect

Elevation and details of pedimented front door flanked by fluted (in the upper part) columns with Antique Ionic Capital

Scale

bar scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot and 1/3 Size

Inscribed

as above, Frontispiece for Saxlingham, Base to the Column, Cornice to the Raking Part / 1/3 Size, Line of Frieze B, Line of Tympanum, Solid Door case to shew / a bead & fillet only on / the outside, Fanlight, OG flat (twice), Bead / & / flush, Capital for the Brick Pilasters, No bases to the Pilaster and Entablature 1/3 Size, NB. The Face of the / Architrave C is to / correspond with the / lower diameter of / the Column, A A, B, C, D and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

datable to after 18 March 1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (240 x 362) bound in 'Precedents in Architecture' volume 41

Hand

Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
John McDonnell (pupil 18 March 1786-1791)

Watermark

fleur-de-lis

Level

Drawing

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