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image SM 6/2/2

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SM 6/2/2


[13] Design for elevation ' No.2'


Principal elevation in a setting


bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot


The Earl of Ailesbury Bogden House, Elevation to Design No.2

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, green and blue washes with double ruled and black wash border on wove paper (314 x 486)


Soane Office


Fronted by a portico with four primitive Doric columns (fluted in upper two-thirds and without a base), the front is 11 bays wide, two storeys high in the centre and three storeys high for the two end bays. A balustrade runs across the centre bays and across each of the second floor end windows. A comparison with the survey elevation [drawing 1] shows that the original house is seven bays wide.



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