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  • image SM volume 57/32

Reference number

SM volume 57/32


[5] Elevations/sections of south and north walls and plan, April/May 1787


Elevations/sections of south and north walls and plan. Though both elevations have the same arrangement of paired Ionic pillasters as in drawing 2, alternative designs are suggested so that the topmost (south) elevation is less congested than in the previous schemes while the lower (north) has drapery and swags. The plan shows the two skylights to be elliptical.


1/7 of an inch to one foot approximately


some running dimensions given, and calculations (one totalling 57.1)

Signed and dated

  • April 1787 - May 1787
    datable to April/May 1787 (see notes in group folder)

Medium and dimensions

brown pen on laid paper (185 x 292) Drawings 1-6 are on the same type of thin laid paper, each with three or four fold marks. All of the drawings are pasted into an album with (blue) sugar paper leaves (volume 57)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect


not available (affixed at corners and edges)


For further reading see J. Lever, 'The Soane-Dance collaboration, 1771-1799', Architectural History: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, volume 53, pp.163-190



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