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image volume 90, opposite p.15 ('Memoirs of the professional life of an architect')

Reference number

volume 90, opposite p.15 ('Memoirs of the professional life of an architect')

Purpose

[11] Record drawing related to drawing 2 with reduced plans of Henderson's scheme

Aspect

Floor/ceiling plan and laid-out wall elevations/sections; reduced floor and ceiling plans labelled Mr Henderson with reduced plan to same scale of Soane's design as shown on drawing 2

Scale

1/10in to 1ft (approximately); 1/18in to 1ft (approximately)

Inscribed

as above, labelled 24.0 and 36.0 (four times), A B (twice) and Plan and Section of a Design for a Summer Dining Room / made in Rome for the late Lord Bishop of Derry, compared with another / made for the same person by Mr Henderson

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink, burnt umber, blue-grey, grey-green washes, shaded, pencil within single ruled border on wove paper (317 x 237)

Hand

SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane

Literature

P. du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, pp.141-3

Level

Drawing

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