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image SM volume 62/1

Reference number

SM volume 62/1

Purpose

Record drawing (made in 1796) of the design submitted to the Parma Academy in May 1780

Aspect

8 Copies to a reduced scale of elevation from the river and (inscribed by Soane) The Plan of the Superstructure

Scale

to a scale, the plan (1/120 in to 1 ft approximately) to a smaller scale than the elevation

Inscribed

as above and (Soane) Design for a Triumphal Bridge with the domed centre and entrance halls on the plan labelled (Soane) Mars, Victory and Peace, and (added, pencil) 16 In.

Signed and dated

  • (pencil) Good Sept 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light pink washes, pencil, shaded on thin laid paper (260 x 405)

Hand

Joseph Henry Good (pupil 1795-1800)

Watermark

fleur-de-lis and IV

Notes

The office Day Book covering September 1796 shows that Good spent several days making 'fair drawings' for 'Mr Soane'. The design is related to the alternative (more complex) plan and elevation B made by George Dance. Presumably Good was copying from Soane's copies of his Triumphal Bridge design for the Parma Academy and both sets of drawings are now lost. (On Joseph Henry Good (1775-1857) see H.Colvin, Biographical dictionary of British architects, 1600-1840, 3rd ed. 1995)

Level

Drawing

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