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image Image 1 for SM (72) volume 71/45 (73) volume 71/46
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Reference number

SM (72) volume 71/45 (73) volume 71/46

Purpose

Site record drawings of Taylor's south Transfer Office, one dated 2 December 1818 (2)

Aspect

72 Rough (pencil) mdetails of pendentives and column capitals as well as some of the decorative work 73 Perspective from below showing the ceiling and skylights, partly demolished

Inscribed

72 (pencil) angle 73 (pencil) Old 4 Per Cent

Signed and dated

(73) December 2d 1818 / A. Mee

Hand

(72) Soane office (73) A.P. Mee (1802-1868, pupil 1818-1823)

Notes

Drawing 72 shows Taylor's dome pendentives and decorative mouldings. Drawing 73 shows the skylights and pendentives with minimal detail but similar decoration can be seen in the pendentive-spandrels and column capitals.

Drawing 73 is dated to 2 December 1818 and therefore comes chronologically, roughly at this point in the catalogue. However, though both drawings are obviously very similar to drawings 35 and 36, drawings 72 and 73 are probably record drawings of Taylor's south Transfer Office, which was demolished at a later stage than Taylor's south-east Transfer Office.

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Drawing

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