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image SM volume 59/16

Reference number

SM volume 59/16

Purpose

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

Aspect

Front elevation in a setting

Scale

bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

David Scott Esqr and B / No. 1

Signed and dated

John Soane Archt July 1795 and B / No.1

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, sepia, raw sienna, blue and green washes, shaded with triple ruled black and sepia wash border (283 x 465) tipped into volume 59, page 16

Hand

Soane Office

Watermark

fleur-de-lis over shield with bar above, ornate W

Notes

Nine-bay building with two- bay wings set back by about ten feet and with an in antis portico of four Ionic columns. The raised basement with banded rustication and the floor above with its tall windows gives an Italianate villa-like impression. There is a five-bay second floor that would offer good views of the countryside.

Level

Drawing

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