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SM 3/4/5


[71] Working drawing for the entrance front elevation, 19 July 1809


Design for the Entrance Front of Mogerhanger House, wall section and rough details for anthemion ornament, cornice and (feint pencil) swept, triangular volute (or angle filler), and dated July 19 : 1809


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, Stephen Thornton Esqr (or) Esqre/Mogerhanger and some dimensions given (Soane) A.The bottom of this Cornice is to be nine / Inches above the ridge of the Roof

Signed and dated

  • 19 July 1809
    (below cornice by Soane) July 19 : 1809 (added by Bailey) 1809

Medium and dimensions

pen, brown pen, pencil and sepia washes on thin wove paper, pricked for transfer, dab of red sealing wax, recent repair (507 x 650), single fold mark


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office, Soane rough detail and note
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office, Soane rough detail and note


P.Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, pp.124-137



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