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image SM (79) 49/3/40

Reference number

SM (79) 49/3/40


Design retaining the Tivoli order, June 1824


79 Elevation of No 2 / retaining the order / of Col: as at Tivoli with plan of the frontage


as above, Copy

Signed and dated

  • June 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, sepia, pink and black washes on laid paper with one fold mark (490 x 600)


Soane office


C Ansell 1824 and fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate CA


The description of the design as 'retaining the order of Col[umn] as at Tivoli' prefaces a second point of contention between Soane and Robinson - that of the order to be used for the columns across the frontage of the new building.



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