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Reference number

SM (3) 1/7/14

Purpose

Preliminary alternative designs for the south entrance, 16 May 1805

Aspect

3 Two rough part-elevations of the entrance, showing Doric columns and entabalture supporting a pyramid of cannon-balls; (pencil) rough elevation of paired Doric columns supporting an entablature; (verso) rough elevation of Doric entablature with smaller cornice, surmounted by a pyramid of cannon-balls

Scale

bar scale

Inscribed

The Bank, Sketch of Entablature to Porch of Intended Barracks, elevation labelled (Soane): Qy height / of Cill to / wind[ow] --- (illegible) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

May 16: 1805 (verso) May 17: 1805

Hand

Soane

Notes

Drawing 3 shows three alternative designs for the entablature of the south elevation. The angle of the cornice varies, as does the proportion of the cornice within the entablature.

Level

Drawing

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