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SM 2/7A/17


[20] Working drawing for section A-B and (verso) cornice and first floor partition


No 9, Section from A to B (verso) details of Cornice for the Front and No.7 6 Inch Partition, one Pair Floor and some dimensions given


to a scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot (verso) bar scale of 1/6 inch FS and bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot


as above, Lancelot Austwick Esqre, dimensions given (verso) details for cornice labelled: Stone, 1 Brick (3 times), One course of Bricks (twice), Wall Line, Face of the Wall, A B C D E F G, some dimensions given and notes: From the face of the Wall / A Projects ½ Inch B Do 1 Inch / C Do 1½ / D Do 3 / E Do ½ / F Recedes 1 / The space GG between the upright bricks is only / the Joint of mortar left out as far back as the / face of the wall

Signed and dated

  • 00/05/1796
    Copy, Lincolns Inn Fields May 1796 (verso) Copy, Lincolns Inn Fields May

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, Indian red and yellow washes, shaded on thin wove paper (verso)pen and yellow wash


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The detail of the cornice with its brick toothing that here consists of two upright bricks supporting (almost) three horizontal bricks is one of a number of variant designs for toothing used by Soane.



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