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SM (9) 56/9/6


Working drawing for re-modelling of window and wall to to the first floor


9 Elevation of Window fr (frame) of 1 Pair and section and detail of Impost Moulding / half size


bar scale of ¼ inch to one foot


as above, Gloucester Branch and dimensions given (verso) addressed to: John Soane Esq / Architect / Lincolns Inn Fields / London and sealed for posting with wafer over sealing wax

Medium and dimensions

Pen, added pencil, sepia, blue and yellow washes on thin wove paper with five fold marks (360 x 551)


Soane office


The eight-foot wide window shown here corresponds in size with that of drawing 6 so that this seems to be a design for re-modelling the drawing room (and/or bed chamber) on the first floor. Ionic order, panelling and window are conservative in design - contemporary examples of Banker's Georgian.



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