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  • image SM 80/1/30

Reference number

SM 80/1/30


[1] Copy of a working drawing for Doric columns and entablature, 19 December 1800


Plan of the Column / shewing the flutes, The Elevation, Section and two sections through the entablature


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot, A Full Size and C / full size


as above, Christopher Barnard Esqr, No 2, labelled: The line of the Floor, 1.7½, 1.3, c (twice), 10½ inches, 11 inches, 7 inches, b, a (twice), The line of the Ceiling, Line of the Ceiling, Face of / Pilasters, Capital of Pilasters (marked d d in drawing No 1) full size, b (twice)

Signed and dated

  • 19 December 1800
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields Decr 19th 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (686 x 560)


Soane Office


The use of the Doric order with 2/3 fluted columns and an entablature is unusual for an interior, especially an eating room. The sectional drawings show how the cornice was to marry up to the ceiling.



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