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Reference Number

SM (11) volume 73/122 (12) 73/125

Purpose

Designs for a four-columned triumphal arch, one dated 9 February 1803 (2)

Aspect

11 Cross section; plan showing half-ground floor plan and half-attic plan; rough half-section; (pencil) detail of a cornice; and (pencil) part-plan of the attic 12 Cross section; plan showing half-ground floor plan and half-attic plan; and (pencil) detail of a cornice

Scale

(11-12) to a scale

Inscribed

11 Square, lettered A and B, A.B. (?) later extension, and dimensions given 12 some dimensions given for the attic

Signed and dated

(11) Feb. 9 1803

Hand

(11) Soane office and Soane (12) Soane office

Notes

Drawings 11 to 12 show a triumphal arch as in earlier designs. As suggested in alterations to drawing 10, drawings 11 and 12 include (on plan) a blind door frame at the back of the arched recess, the screen walls are reinforced at both corners and the piers supporting the arch are enlarged. As seen in amendments to drawing 7, the soffit of the arched recess has vertical grooves.

Amendments made to drawing 11 are included in drawing 12. The attic pilasters are moved to a position adjacent to the attic pedestal. The arched recess is made deeper and pilasters are included at the corners of the recess. Drawing 12 has further amendments in pencil, indicating an open space between the recess and the attic and enlarged semicircular-headed openings on the sides of the attic pedestal.

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