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image SM volume 59/14

Reference number

SM volume 59/14

Purpose

[1] Design for elevation in a Classical style, 'A No.1'

Aspect

Front elevation in a setting

Scale

to a scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

A / No 1, David Scott Esqr

Signed and dated

July 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, raw Sienna, blue and green washes, shaded with quadruple-ruled and wash border on laid paper(284 x 465) tipped into volume 59, page 14

Hand

Soane Office

Notes

Of two storeys with attic and basement, the seven-bay front has a pediment supported by six giant Ionic columns. The end bays are each enclosed by a pair of pilasters and the ground floor has banded rustication. A dozen Classical bosses punctuate the architrave and the blind-arched head of of two windows. The design shares with [14] the same somewhat overworked character. The part-plan for the front elevation can be seen on the following drawing [2].

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Drawing

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