as above; (verso) frieze inscribed: REGE INCOLUMI MENS OMNIBUS UNA ES[T]
Medium and dimensions
Pen and sepia wash, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (308 x 522)
This drawing is a copy of TNA, WORK 29/3358 (4) (Salmon, fig. 13.33). The main feature is the 145-foot high tower, which might be based on the Temple of Fortune at Praeneste. In other designs the tower sits on an octagonal drum. Other features of note are the hexastyle Composite portico and the Pantheon domes with lanterns on the end pavilions. This drawing is not an exact copy of the original, which has alternative designs for the first floor windows on either side of the portico and statuary in only half of the design.
The verso of the drawing shows a part-elevation design for an unidentified public building. The source of the frieze inscription is Book IV of Virgil's Georgics ('Whilst the king is safe, they all live in perfect harmony'). Above the door is a heraldic relief with a crown, a lion and a unicorn. Other features that point to this as a Soane design are the use of the 'Tivoli' Corinthian order and the Greek fret frieze just visible behind the columns.
(Salmon, pp. 344-47)
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