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image SM volume 66/40

Reference number

SM volume 66/40

Purpose

Record drawing of late design, copied 1794 or later

Aspect

14 Copy of front elevation

Scale

to a scale

Medium and dimensions

Pen with sepia and green washes, shaded on laid paper (495 x 702)

Hand

pupil

Watermark

Edmeades & Pine 1794 and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with GR and 1794 below

Notes

There are many differences between the early design recorded in drawing 7: the oculus is larger with a lower upstand and no statues, the drum is higher, above the entablature are two sarcophagi with coats-of-arms and heraldic beasts, the frieze is Doric (triglyphs) instead of festooned, and the pyramids have funerary urns at the corners. This elevation by an unidentified pupil records the late (final) design shown in drawings 13 and 15.

Level

Drawing

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