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Reference number

SM (53) 10/4/9

Purpose

Working drawing for an antefix, copied 2 February 1805

Aspect

53 Detail; (verso) rough elevation and full size detail of an antefix

Scale

¼ full size

Inscribed

as above, The Bank; (verso) as above, The Bank, 5"¼, 1'4"½, 1:4½

Signed and dated

Copy / Febr 2nd 1805; (verso) Copy / Jany 30th: 1805

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

1802

Notes

Drawing 53 could be a working drawing for the attic. The antefix is beside the end of the pediment and resting on the supporting plinth, as opposed to later designs (see drawings 54 to 56) that show the antefix resting directly on the pediment (a more conventional antefix). The antefix surrounds a semicircular leaf ornament.

Level

Drawing

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