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image SM (43) volume 73/120

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SM (43) volume 73/120


Design for the dome of the Doric Vestibule and the exterior facing Princes Street, June and July 1803


43 Plan and elevation of the attic of the Doric Vestibule; and rough elevation


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(Soane) Sinkings / ¾ wide & ½ inch deep and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • June 5 1803 and modifications dated July 21: 1803


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The attic of the Doric Vestibule was over the entrance on Princes Street, forming a part of the screen wall. Drawing 43 shows a design for the attic, consisting of five arches between fluted twin pilasters surmounted by acroteria. Each acroterion surrounds paterae and a scallop shell tympanum. A pediment with antefixes has been adden in brown pen by Soane. Below the attic, and aligned with the fluted pilasters of the attic, are two panels with rosettes. See SM 71/49, drawing 12 in 3:4, for a survey of the attic as built.



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