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Reference Number

SM (8) volume 72/1

Purpose

Design for a four-columned triumphal arch, with additions to the drawing showing a six-columned portico set on an inverted segmental plan, 5 February 1803

Aspect

8 Front elevation; ground floor plan overlaid with alternative rough ground floor plan

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

some dimensions given

Signed and dated

Feb: 5: 1803

Watermark

Hayes & Wise 1799

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

A rough plan in Soane's hand shows an alternative design for the columniation. Similar to the rough plans in drawing 6, the columns are arranged in antis and set on an inverted segmental plan. The executed design, made more than a year later, was set on a concave segmental plan.

The drawing shows the rusticated screen wall punctuated with blind windows, (see SM 10/4/4, volume 72/41, and 1/4/5, drawings 14 to 16 in scheme 3:4) a variation of a Tivoli window.

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Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

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