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image Image 1 for SM (18) volume 45/7 (19) volume 45/9
image Image 2 for SM (18) volume 45/7 (19) volume 45/9
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Reference number

SM (18) volume 45/7 (19) volume 45/9

Purpose

Working drawings for mouldings of passage, datable to 1815 (2)

Aspect

18 Detail for volute of Ionic capital and corresponding sections for Attic base and moulding of entablature 19 Detail of free-standing column in front of wall with corresponding sections for mouldings of entablature crowning column and soffit of arch springing from columns

Inscribed

18 dimensions given 19 dimensions and (pencil) calculation given

Signed and dated

(18-19) datable to 1815

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The arches within the lantern dome bay of the executed passage were decorated with both Vitruvian scroll and bead moulding on the archivolt and Vitruvian scroll moulding on the soffit. The soffits of the other arches were incised, as can be seen in a section of drawing 19. The columns had a full entablature with complete tri-fascia architrave and cornice, also seen in a section of drawing 19.

Level

Drawing

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