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Reference number

SM (48) volume 73/26 (49) volume 73/30 (50) volume 72/35

Purpose

Designs for the north side of the Waiting Room Court, July 1803 (3)

Aspect

48 Section showing part of the north side of the Waiting Room Court and adjacent west wall; (Soane) rough detail of column plinth 49 Section showing part of the north side of the Waiting Room Court and adjacent west wall 50 Section showing part of the north side of the Waiting Room Court and adjacent west wall; two sections of the north wall

Scale

(48-50) bar scale

Inscribed

48 section labelled (Soane): Brickwork (twice), 10 Rustic 7: 11½ high, 10 Rustic, 12 Arch stone (twice), Plain plinth, Passage and dimensions given 49 face of wall and dimensions given 50 The Bank, face of wall, Brickwork (twice), A, C, D, B, Range with floor, Section from A to B, Section through C.D. to a larger scale, face of Column (twice), Basement floor face of wall, face of wall Principal Floor

Signed and dated

(48) July 14: 1803 (49) July 31: 1803 (50) (Copy) / Lincolns Inn Fields July [1803] (sheet trimmed)

Hand

(48, 50) Soane office and Soane (49) Soane office

Notes

Drawings 48 to 50 show a segment of solid wall at both ends, thereby limiting the colonnade and rustication to the centre of the wall. Such a discontinuation correlates well with the other sides of the Court, which also each include an isolated rusticated feature surmounted by columns. The treatment of this peripheral wall varies in drawings 48 to 50, as does the ornamentation at the roofline: drawing 48 shows a parapet with pilasters and antefixes; drawing 49 shows the parapet reduced; and drawing 50 shows a pitched roof line. Drawing 48 shows the addition, in Soane's hand, of a fret blocking above the arches in the basement as well as rusticated pedestals mounted on the piers. These two elements are included in drawings 49 and 50, as well as the executed design.

Level

Drawing

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