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image SM (43) volume 73/120

Reference number

SM (43) volume 73/120

Purpose

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

Aspect

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

Scale

bar scale

Inscribed

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

Signed and dated

June 5 1803 and modifications dated July 21: 1803

Hand

Soane and Soane office

Notes

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.

Level

Drawing

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