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Reference number

SM (7) volume 73/118

Purpose

Alternative design for a blind portico on the Princes Street screen wall

Aspect

7 Part elevation of a portico in antis on the screen wall; rough (pencil) section and part-plan of the attic; (verso) half-elevation of a scrolled acroterion with a segmental tympanum surrounding a scallop shell; detail of a rosette; rough (pencil) elevation of a shallow segmental-pedimented domed cap

Scale

bar scale

Inscribed

(Soane) a. project before b. 2¼ inches, a, b, omit panel, (pencil) A eql to width of flute / at bottom, calculations and dimensions given; (verso) dimensions given

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

The attic has an acroterion consisting of twin recumbent consoles with a scallop shell added in Soane's hand. The note suggests altering the supporting plinth to 'omit panel' ornament. The verso is a working drawing showing the proportions of the scrolled acroterions that surmounted the built screen wall (rather than the twin recumbent consoles shown on the recto).

Level

Drawing

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