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Reference number

SM (23) volume 45/14 (24) volume 46/5 (25) volume 46/6 (26) volume 46/8

Purpose

Working drawings for decorative details of passage, datable to 1815 (4)

Aspect

23 Unfinished details of patera 24 Details of volute and egg and dart moulding of Ionic capital, Greek key moulding and acorn motif 25 Detail and section of acanthus moulding 26 Details and section of rosette set within coffered square panel

Inscribed

23 (pencil) whole height 5'0", dimensions given 24 7 Dents over / column, some dimensions and calculation given 25-26 some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(23-26) datable to 1815

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The columns of the executed passage had Ionic capitals with egg and dart moulding, as seen in drawing 24. The patera, Greek key moulding and acorn motif seem to be unrealised. As executed, the spandrels of the pendentive dome were decorated with a caduceus motif; a staff entwined by two serpents and surmounted by a pair of wings, however this does not appear in the drawings of decorative details. There was also acanthus moulding in the spandrels.

Level

Drawing

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