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Reference number

SM (19) volume 73/129 (20) volume 73/130 (21) volume 73/112

Purpose

Working drawings for the Ionic order, April and July 1803 (3)

Aspect

19 Half-elevation and section of Ionic capital 20 Detail of column base and pedestal 21 Copy of drawing 20

Scale

(19) bar scale (20-21) full size

Inscribed

19 (Soane) Proportion of the Capitals / for the Corridor & / for the Accts Office, Colm at Bank upper dr Acct Office 2:0 / & Corridor 1:2, Module of 30 min[utes], and dimensions given, (red pen) Section through the Centre of the Capital, Face of Architrave, upper diamr of Colm 20 The Bank, Accountants Office / Mouldings full size, 9 inches, Base, Surbase, Top of Pedestal, Base of Column and dimensions given 21 The Bank, The Accountants Office / Mouldings full size, floor, Base, Surbase, Height 4 feet 9 inches

Signed and dated

(19) July 20: 1803 (20) sheet trimmed, Apr 19 1803 (twice) (21) Copy April 20th 1803

Hand

(19-20) Soane (21) Soane office

Notes

Drawing 19 shows the dimensions of the Ionic capital for the Accountants Office. A scale of minutes is marked along the top of the sheet; 30 minutes corresponds to the half diameter of the shaft of the column at its base. The volute of the Ionic capital is shown as 29 minutes wide, or nearly half the column diameter. A similar proportion is found in Palladio's Quattro Libri (1570).

Literature

A. Palladio, The Four Books of Architecture, Dover Publications, 1965, p. 19.

Level

Drawing

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