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image Image 1 for SM (37) volume 73/37 (38) volume 73/38
image Image 2 for SM (37) volume 73/37 (38) volume 73/38
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Reference number

SM (37) volume 73/37 (38) volume 73/38

Purpose

Alternative designs for the east end of the Accountants Office, 9 and 10 August 1804 (2)

Aspect

37 Section looking east; and pencil detail 38 Section looking east; wall plan; and pencil detail of a rectangular blind window as shown in drawing 37

Scale

(37-38) bar scale

Inscribed

37 some dimensions given 38 some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(37) Aug 10 1804 (38) Aug 9 1804

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 37 and 38 show alternative designs for the decoration between the portico-like composition of columns. Drawing 37 shows three rectangular blind windows placed between the columns and (in pencil) a sarcophogus-like pediment over the centre door. The pencil detail in the margins of the drawing shows the dimensions of the windows of the design. Drawing 38, made a day earlier, shows a rough design in its margins for a similar rectangular window. The elevation in drawing 38 shows roundels and semicircular-headed niches between the columns. The built design was similar to drawing 38 but further simplified, omitting the niches.

Level

Drawing

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