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  • image SM 62/8/23

Reference number

SM 62/8/23


[47] Design for an entrance screen, 16 April 1794


Longitudinal section; Elevation of the Back Front; Elevation of the Principal Front; plan; two cross-sections; detail of the cornice; rough detail of a cyma reversa moulding; two rough details of the springing point for the gateway arch; (verso) rough elevation of rusticated semicircular arch; rough detail of cornice; rough elevation of round-headed window; rough detail of necking with incised moulding; and rough detail of sunk panel


bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot and ½ the full size


as above, William Praed Esqr, Section through the Line AB / see Plan, Lath & Plaister, Elevation of the Back Front, E, Elevation of the Principal Front, E, a (twice), plan lettered A to D, Brick arch, Lath & Plaister, Gate, Brick arch, Section thro' Center of Arch, Brick arch (twice), Lath & Plaister, Sunk Pannels in the / center part of arch / as shewn on the Plan, Section on Line CD see Plan, Cornice &c, a, E, Soffite of Arch, Blocking Course, dimensions given, and calculations and some dimensions in pencil; (verso) Mr Parkins / at William Praed Esqr / Tyringham // Newport Pagnell // A Single Sheet of Paper, Bucks

Signed and dated

  • 16 April 1794
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Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey and pink washes, pencil on laid paper with traces of red sealing wax and eight fold marks (405 x 492)


Attributed to Frederick Meyer (1775), draughtsman
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Attributed to Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil 1791-1796); Soane office; (verso) Soane


IV and fleur-de-lis



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