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Reference number

SM (50) volume 73/67

Purpose

Design for the Vestibule showing an expanded clerestory, modified in December 1803

Aspect

50 Section looking east with alterations showing an expanded clerestory; rough details and elevation; (verso) elevation of the Princes Street screen wall

Scale

bar scale

Inscribed

(Soane) Air, Airhole and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Dec 17 1803

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Watermark

I Taylor 1801

Notes

Drawing 50 shows modifications and erasures dated December 1803 but the original elevation was probably made in May 1803, as it resembles the design shown in drawing 37. The alterations show an expanded clerestory, integrating the recesses with the central hall and framing the north and south entrances with paired Doric columns.

'Airholes' are added in Soane's hand to both sides of the vestibule, at the upper wall of the recesses.

Level

Drawing

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