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SM (37) volume 42/190


Preliminary designs for consoles for the attic


37 Rough details of scrolled and leafy consoles and of urns; small diagramatic half-elevation of an attic; (feint pencil) details; (verso) further sketch details of palmette and acanthus consoles; diagram with lozenge shapes; and (pencil) perspective of an attic plinth with pendentive dome crowned by an urn and at each corner an urn and palmette console


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Drawing 37 shows designs for decorative consoles. The term 'console' refers to a double-scrolled bracket. The decorative elements shown here do not function as brackets and are not always double-scrolled. They are designed to fit in a decorative way the right angle between the vertical sides of the attic pedestal and the horizontal top of a plinth. The decorative elements did not appear on the built attic. The perspective on the verso and the part-elevation on the recto suggest that the consoles were intended for an attic with a domical cap, as shown in the designs dating from September and October 1804.



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