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image SM (78) volume 73/115

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SM (78) volume 73/115


Record drawing reused as a design for the Corinthian pilasters in the Waiting Room Court, September 1803


78 (full size) detail of Pilaster Cap[ital]


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as above, (Soane) Sep: 5: 1803 / for Colonnade Court / 3 Inches

Signed and dated

  • 5 September 1803 as above and WL March 21st 179 (sheet trimmed)


Soane and William Lodder (pupil April 1789-unknown, who worked principally on the Bank)


Drawing 78 shows a pupil's record drawing re-used as the design for pilasters in the Waiting Room Court. Soane has made a slight alteration that makes the capital narrower by 1½ inches.



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