Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Three alternative designs for an aedicule framing an urn over a sarcophagus, 2 and 6 February 1816 (3)
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image Image 1 for SM (17) 63/6/56 (18) 63/6/57 (19) 63/6/58
image Image 2 for SM (17) 63/6/56 (18) 63/6/57 (19) 63/6/58
image Image 3 for SM (17) 63/6/56 (18) 63/6/57 (19) 63/6/58
  • image Image 1 for SM (17) 63/6/56 (18) 63/6/57 (19) 63/6/58
  • image Image 2 for SM (17) 63/6/56 (18) 63/6/57 (19) 63/6/58
  • image Image 3 for SM (17) 63/6/56 (18) 63/6/57 (19) 63/6/58

Reference number

SM (17) 63/6/56 (18) 63/6/57 (19) 63/6/58

Purpose

Three alternative designs for an aedicule framing an urn over a sarcophagus, 2 and 6 February 1816 (3)

Aspect

17 Elevation 18 Elevation 19 Elevation, part-elevation and sculptural detail

Scale

(17-19) bar scale of 1 1/8 inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

17 No 1, No 2 (cancelled), The Viscountess Bridport, (Bailey) Sketch of a design for a Monument to the Viscount Bridport 18 No 2, No 3 (cancelled), The Viscountess Bridport, (Bailey) Sketch of a design for a Monument to the Viscount Bridport 19 No 3, The Viscountess Bridport, floor, (pencil) Working drawing / 1/6 full size, dimensions given (Bailey) Sketch of a Design for a Monument to the Viscount Bridport

Signed and dated

(17) Lincolns Inn Fields / 2d February / 1816 (18) Lincolns Inn Fields / 6th February 1816 (19) L.I.F. / 2d Feb: 1816, Lincoln's Inn Fields / 2d February 1816

Medium and dimensions

(17) Pen and wash, pencil, on laid paper (365 x 521) (18-19) pen, grey and Payne's grey washes, pencil, on laid paper (367 x 518, 362 x 520)

Hand

(17) George Basevi (pupil, 1794-1845) or Henry Parke (1790-1862) (18) Henry Parke (19) George Basevi or Henry Parke, and Soane

Watermark

(17, 19) Phipps & Son 1809 (18) fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche

Notes

Drawings 17 to 18 are alternative designs numbered 1 to 3, showing the same designs as in presentation drawings 20 to 22. The three designs have a similar composition, with a sarcophagus base supporting an Ionic aedicule, and each design has a palm ornament on the pediment. In religious contexts, and especially in Christian funerary ornament, the palm symbolizes victory over death, or eternal peace (P. Lewis and G. Darley, p.226). The Hood coat of arms is also included in all three designs, placed in different positions upon the face of the monument.

Literature

P. Lewis and G. Darley, Dictionary of ornament, 1986, p.226.

Level

Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).