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Reference number

SM (64) 49/4/9 (65) 49/4/8 (66) 49/4/7

Purpose

Variant designs for the entrance and centre of the façade, June 1824 (3)

Aspect

64 Part elevation with plan and section through façade 65 Plan & Elevation of part of the Centre with section through façade 66 Plan and Elevation of part of the Centre with section through façade

Scale

(64-66) bar scales of 2/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

64 No 5, Granite if / Time will / permit, (pencil) App[rove]d / 5 June / 1824 and (pencil) some dimensions given 65 as above, Design No 1, No 5, A, B, (pencil) 5 June 1824 omit Rustic / ----- (illegible) between Cornice of Window / & fascia A B, (in Soane's hand) 5 June 1824 / At Fife House. Present / The Earl of Liverpool / The Earl of Harrowby / The Chancellor of the Excheq / The Right Hon Mr William Huskisson / The Right Hon Mr Charles Long, The rustic at / A B to be omitted, App[rove]d & ordered / to be begun / immediately / to be roofd (sic) in by Xmas and calculations on left of sheet 66 as above, Design No 2, No 7, (in Soane's hand) 5 June 1824 Lord Harrowby app[rove]d of this / attic & Ionic order / Ld L[iverpool] objected to the Ionic & ordered it to be Corinthian as in the foregoing design

Signed and dated

  • (64) L I Fields / 3 June 1824 and as above ('approved 5 June 1824') (65) L.I.F. / June 1824 and as above (approved '5 June 1824') (66) L.I.F. / June 1824

Medium and dimensions

(64-66) Pen, burnt Sienna, pink, black, olive green and sepia washes on wove paper (545 x 759, 548 x 758, 545 x 753) (64, 66) pricked for transfer

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 65 corresponds to drawings 60 and 61, the approved design for the new building. The columns across the façade are three-quarters engaged, as opposed to drawing 64 in which they are detached (or 'insulated', as Soane describes them). Drawing 66 corresponds to drawing 62. The note at the top of this drawing suggests that the attic storey from this design was approved as well as the use of the Ionic order but Lord Liverpool objected and ordered that the Corinthian order be used instead. It was also decided that the banded rustication should only go to the top of the ground floor windows (drawing 65). According to a note on drawing 65 the work was 'ordered to be begun immediately to be roofd (sic) in by Xmas'.

Level

Drawing

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