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Reference number

SM (4) 11/1/9 (5) 11/1/10

Purpose

Working drawings for mouldings, July and August 1791 (2)

Aspect

4 Section of Cornice under Dome of Lantern Light; (verso) Section and elevation of Soffete of arch over Columns / half the full size; and section and elevation of Enrichment for the circular face of Landing 5 Elevation and plan of spandrel in ceiling; and Full Size section for the entablature; (verso) Profile of Entablature to Door in Vestibule to Rotunda

Scale

(4) 1/2 the full size (verso) full size (5) to a scale, and full size

Inscribed

4 as above, Dome in the Lantern Light, Cornice full size (verso) as above, top part of dome above the arches, Face of archivolt within the square / under the circular Dome / half the full size, No 3 Soffete of the large arche springing / from the Pilasters to be enriched / with a Fret as in the Pay Office and (Bailey) The Bank of England - Vestibule to Rotunda - now part of Treasury 5 as above, Part of Ceiling in Vestibule / & Profile of Entablature to / d: and (Bailey) The Bank of England / Vestibule to Rotunda 1791 / now part of Treasury (verso) as above and with dimensions

Signed and dated

(4) G. Scotland Yard Copy 8th July 1791 (verso) G. Scotland Yard. Copy Augt 8th 1791 (5) Copy Great Scotland Yard Augt 7 1791 (see Notes below)

Medium and dimensions

(4) Pen, yellow and light red washes, pencil, (verso) pen and light red wash, on wove paper with three fold marks (572 x 689) (5) pen and light red wash on wove paper with three fold marks (560 x 674)

Hand

Soane office

Notes

A note on drawing 4 orders the soffits of the arches to be decorated with the same Greek fret pattern as in the Pay Office.

After his appointment as Clerk of Works to St James's Palace and other public buildings in Westminster in 1790, Soane was given an office in Great Scotland Yard.

Level

Drawing

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