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image SM (174) 49/1/25

Reference number

SM (174) 49/1/25


Working drawing for doorways, July 1825


174 Detail of Architrave of Doors; (verso) Plan and Elevation of Doorway with section through doorway


Full Size, (verso) bar scale of 2/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Upper Torus of Base, Architrave, Frieze (twice), Rustic Sinking (twice), Wall Line;(verso): as above, The Board of Trade, labelled: 1, 2, 3, 4, Step 5, Elevation of Doorway, 6'9'', 6'0'', 1'0'' (twice), See Parts at large, (See Parts at large on the other side / of the Paper)

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields / 8th July 1825; (verso) Lincolns Inn Fields / 6th July 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and black washes, (verso) pen, pink, grey and yellow ochre washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (710 x 523)


(recto and verso) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)


Drawing 174 is an example of the Soane office economising on paper and also perhaps of ease of use for the contractor, having both necessary drawings on a single sheet instead of two separate sheets of paper.



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