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image SM volume 49/30

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SM volume 49/30


Rough design for details in the Royal Entrance


Details of an overdoor ornament and a pendentive


labelled (pencil): King's Entrance, Dome, Sun, Over the Marble door and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • January 1823
    Jany 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on wove paper (in sketchbook) (275 x 210)


Soane Office


Fellows & Sons 1821


The inscription "Sun" refers to a decorative roundel based on an ornament on the Arch of Constantine which was a favourite of Soane's. In this instance the roundel is above a door in the small vestibule between the arcade and the Scala Regia. SM XP16 shows the same roundel in a different position, at the base of the Scala Regia.



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