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SM (25) 63/7/30 (26) 63/7/29


Stage V (final stage): parapet wall made more elaborate, 8 and 12 March 1816 (2)


25 West elevation showing a revised treatment of the dice (see Notes below for definition) that now have a recess with an urn below a blocking course (with a panel for an armorial shield) that supports a double scroll. A T-shaped ornament and another based on the form of a Roman roof tile (drawn in pencil) have been added to the coping. Variant freehand (pencil) details to a large scale of reversed tile ornament and of T-ornament now in the form of a cross with extended arms have been added (right-hand side). The entrance has been cancelled with a scribbled line 26 Details of balustrade relating to drawing 24 and including fully drawn out T-shaped and Roman roof tile motifs. A grieving cherub replaces an urn within the recess of the die.


(25) bar scale of 1/9 inch to one foot (26) bar scale of 1/3 inch to one foot


(25) weather and some dimensions given (26) dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (25) 12 March 1816 (26) 8 March 1816

Medium and dimensions

(25) Pen, raw umber, warm sepia and sepia washes, pencil and brown ink additions on laid paper (536 x 747) (26) pen, pencil, sepia and warm sepia washes on laid paper (540 x 735)


25-26 Soane


25-26 Phipps & Son 1809


The office Day Book has an entry for 8 March: 'Drawing Birds eye view of Monument and making alterations to elevation of d[itt]o' signed by Basevi, 'Drawing a birds eye View of a design for a Monument' signed by Parke. On 12 March, Basevi was 'Drawing Birds eye view of Monument' and Parke was 'Making a View of a Mausoleum'. However, the drawings catalogued above are both by Soane.

Some novel ornament has been introduced. The recess of the die (the middle part of a pedestal between the base and surbase, plural, dice) is framed at the top by a double-T motif, in execution having lightly chiselled rustication. The stylized Roman tile motif is also found on the chimney-piece of the Monk's Parlour in Soane's home at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1824. A ready-made element were the balusters, 34 of which were supplied in March-April 1816 by Mrs Eleanor Coade's 'Ornamental Stone Manufactory / Lambeth' at six shillings and sixpence each that with cartage of four shillings came to £11.9.0. (Bills, 16/17/2)



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