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Reference number

SM (47) 67/5/22 (48) 67/5/23 (49) volume 77/50

Purpose

Design and preliminary presentation drawing, c. 28 August 1809 (3)

Aspect

47 Rough elevation of part of the south front, with paired engaged columns articulating the middle storey 48 Elevation of the south front with paired engaged columns articulating the middle storey, with a rough (pencil) detail of an arch 49 Chelsea Hospital / The Elevation of the Front / Next the River of a Design / For a New Infirmary, with paired engaged columns articulating the middle store

Scale

(47-49) bar scale

Inscribed

47 (Soane) little more than Semi-Columns

Signed and dated

(47) aug:28. 1809

Hand

(47) Soane (48-49) Soane office

Notes

The design of drawings 47 to 49 is characterised by the paired engaged column arcade, which supports a balustraded balcony (drawing 49 shows pensioners walking on this). This results in an interesting play of light and shade, depth and recession, across the surface of the building.
Drawing 49 includes the bracket-figures above the cornice again.

Level

Drawing

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