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Reference number

SM (14) volume 75/90 (15) volume 75/89 (16) volume 75/87

Purpose

Record drawings of the variant designs for the south front, July and September 1823 (3)

Aspect

14 Perspective from the south-east 15 Perspective from the south 16 Perspective from the south-west

Signed and dated

(14) 22/7/23 (15) 23/7/23 (16) 8/9/23

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 14 has the same design as drawing 5, with blind windows on both the south and east walls. Both colonnades are surmounted by attics with antefixes and caducei motifs. The proportions of the wall are exaggerated.

Drawings 15 and 16 show the lower part of the wall as it was built (and as drawing 6): a blind portico of six recessed columns are flanked by large blind Vitruvian doors framed by antae. Variant designs for the attic are shown in drawings 15 and 16, with both having three-storeyed attic features surmounting the blind Vitruvian doors (as in drawings 11 to 13). These attic features each have a lower stage consisting of a panel ornamented with a caduceus between panelled piers crowned with antefixes. This pedestal is surmounted by a small domical-capped pedestal, which is topped by a capped cylindrical feature. In drawing 15, the lantern over the south transfer office is visible and aligned with the colonnade (see drawings 5 and 6).

Level

Drawing

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