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Reference number

SM (3) volume 72/2 (4) volume 73/119a

Purpose

Variant designs for the Princes Street screen wall with a pedimented entrance (2)

Aspect

3 Elevation of the entrance and attic 4 Elevation of the attic; rough half-elevation of a scrolled acroterion

Scale

(3-4) to a scale

Inscribed

3 dimensions given of the window 4 (pencil) 9

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(3) I Taylor 1801

Notes

Drawings 3 and 4 show variant designs for the attic over the entrance on Princes Street. In both designs, an arcade of semicircular-headed arches spans between twin pilasters supporting scrolled acroteria. The tympanum of each acroterion encloses a scallop shell. Drawing 3 shows an extra set of blind semicircular-headed arches, which have been cancelled in pencil. Drawing 4 includes a pediment crowning the attic and incised moulding framing the arches.

Level

Drawing

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