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image Image 1 for SM (25) volume 72/15 (26) volume 72/21
image Image 2 for SM (25) volume 72/15 (26) volume 72/21
  • image Image 1 for SM (25) volume 72/15 (26) volume 72/21
  • image Image 2 for SM (25) volume 72/15 (26) volume 72/21

Reference number

SM (25) volume 72/15 (26) volume 72/21

Purpose

Design for the west end of the Accountants Office, September 1803 (2)

Aspect

25 Elevation looking west, showing a segmental-arched ceiling and (pencil) semicircular window added; rough section; detail of cornucopia; and part elevation of twin columns supporting entablature and urn 26 Section looking west, showing a segmental-arched ceiling

Scale

(25-26) bar scale

Inscribed

25 End of the Acct / Office, dimensions given and (Soane, feint pencil) Griss [Grisaille?] / Cornucopia 26 (pencil, Soane) Qy

Signed and dated

(25) L.I.F. Septr 30: 1803 (26) Oct 13th 1803

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(25-26) J Whatman 1801

Notes

Additions to the drawing in pencil suggest altering the segmental-arched ceiling to a coved ceiling similar to that of drawings 28 to 31. In contrast, the executed design featured a segmental-arched ceiling similar to that shown in drawings 25 and 26.

Modifications to drawing 25 are included in drawing 26 to include, for example, a rough detail for a cornucopia motif and niches to either side of the columned alcove.

Level

Drawing

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