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image Image 1 for SM (32) volume 72/71 (33) volume 73/116
image Image 2 for SM (32) volume 72/71 (33) volume 73/116
  • image Image 1 for SM (32) volume 72/71 (33) volume 73/116
  • image Image 2 for SM (32) volume 72/71 (33) volume 73/116

Reference number

SM (32) volume 72/71 (33) volume 73/116

Purpose

Record drawing and working drawing for entablature, one dated 7 January 1804 (2)

Aspect

32-33 Details of entablature decorated with ox heads and festoons between dentils and a Greek key motif

Scale

(32-33) to a scale

Inscribed

33 (Soane) Centre of Pilaster, 6 Inches

Signed and dated

(33) Jan 7 1804 and Lincolns Inn Fields / Jany 6th 1803 [sic]

Hand

(32) Soane office (33) Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(32) J Whatman 1801

Notes

The entablature was intended to surmount the twin Ionic pilasters at the ends of the Accountants' Office. The design was executed without the Greek key motif. Drawing 32 is a less adept drawing of the same design, probably being a record drawing executed by a pupil. The drawing is finely shaded and fastidiously executed but the ox heads are flat and unsophisticated.

Level

Drawing

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