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Reference number

SM (42) volume 73/131 (43) volume 73/134

Purpose

Working drawings for incised line ornament and mouldings surrounding the windows, 31 August 1804 (2)

Aspect

42 Detail of Fret round head of windows in Accountants Office (verso, Soane) rough details of fret 43 Elevation of window, detail of Greek key moulding, and detail of door frame moulding

Scale

(42) ½ full size (43) bar scale, full size and ½ / full size

Inscribed

42 as above, springing of arch, The center of arch / shewing the turn / of the Fret, Springing of the Arch, The center of arch / shewing the turn of the Fret 43 as above, Accountants Office, Top of base, Elevation of the Fret &c / at the bottom of windows, sash of Frame, (pencil) frame

Signed and dated

(42-43) Bank Augt 31 1804

Hand

(42) Soane office (43) Soane office and Soane

Notes

Drawings 42 and 43 show the ornament for the windows on the south and north walls of the Accountants Office. The full size detail is a plan of the window reveal and the framing incised line ornament, as shown in the two elevations of different scale. The corner is a concave quarter-circular shape that has been altered to include three flutes with cabling. The design is a playful use of circles, which would have responded to the light flooding through the large windows. The fluted concave corner resembles an inverted plan of a fluted column.

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Drawing

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