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image SM volume 60/96

Reference number

SM volume 60/96


Design for one of the bays of the new entrance front


Rough elevation and plan of one of the bays of the new entrance front


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


House of Lords, Design for part of the Building / next Old Palace Yard

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, sepia and burnt umber washes on laid paper (452 x 268) pasted in to volume 60, p. 74


Soane Office


This design for one of the bays of the new entrance front corresponds to Soane's Classical designs (SM volume 61/114 and 71/2/78). The bay shown in this drawing is of three storeys. The ground floor has banded rustication and an entrance with lampposts on either side and a swag above. Above this is a pair of fluted Corinthian columns that are set back and three-quarters engaged. The balustrade is ornamented with antefixes and statues.



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