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image SM 80/1/57

Reference number

SM 80/1/57


[31] Working drawing for the drawing-room, May 1787


Full size details for: Cornice for Principal Chambers / Revrd Archdeacon Gooch, plinth, Cornice for Hall at Saxlingham, thumbnail elevation of eating room wall with pilasters, full size detail of console, frieze, pilaster, egg and dart moulding labelled Eating Room / Rev: Arch: Gooch. Verso: full size details of The Architrave to / the Windows, Door Entablature Cornice & Frieze of Stucco, Base of Surbase Moldings


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as above, (hall cornice) Space between / the blocks / twice the / width of / the (blank), (thumbnail elevation) 2, A and B and note A equal to the width of a Console / B Square and (pencil) Cornice small rooms and other (pencil, illegible) notes. Verso: as above, (John McDonnell) The Revd Mr Gooch / Moldings at Large / and some at Tendring Hall, Mr Rowleys dressing Room, (Soane) Line of Frieze, Cornice the same as Mr Branthwayts / Drawing Room / Moldg on Shutter Pannels the same / Mr Branthwayts Eatg Room and (pencil) Mr Goochs drawing

Signed and dated

  • May 1787

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil on cartridge paper with three fold marks (620 x 504)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane except for an inscription by John McDonnell (pupil 1786-91)
Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
Soane except for an inscription by John McDonnell (pupil 1786-91)


fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W



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