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Reference number

SM (64) 80/1/68 (65) volume 72/51

Purpose

Working drawing and record drawing of a design for soffit of the barrel vault in the Vestibule, one copied 31 March 1804 (2)

Aspect

64 Elevation of soffit with coffering and ball moulding around recessed panels ornamented (pencil) with rosettes; detail of ball moulding/ and rough details 65 Elevation of coffered soffit with small ball moulding on each square panel, above Doric entablature and capitals; detail of ball moulding

Scale

(64-65) bar scale and full size

Inscribed

65 (full size), The Bank, A (twice)

Signed and dated

(64) LIF / 1804 (65) (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields / March 31st 1804

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(65) J Whatman 1801

Notes

The coffering shown in drawings 64 and 65 consists of small square panels with ball moulding. A blank square space in the middle of the mouldings is intended for a large rosette, as shown in pencil on drawing 64 and in record drawings of the Vestibule's interior (for example, drawings 51 and 52).

Level

Drawing

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