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SM 81/1/70


[2] Working drawing for a music room, December 1784


Elevation and full size details for chimney-piece and (verso) sketch detail of slab 2' : 6" high and note: Marble Covings / Iron hearth


1 inch to 1 foot (approximately) and full size


as above, Willm Windham Esqr, Entablature full size, Flutes, Plan, Line of Tablet B, Line of Frieze, Projection of Cornice, (Soane) The Slab to extend ¼ of an / inch on each side beyond / the Circular Pilaster, A B (twice) C, The whole to be white Marble and some dimensions given Verso, (clerk ?) Mr Windham / Chimney piece & Moldings at / full Size, Wm Windham Esq / Chimney peice (sic) for Bungay / 1785, (bottom line of an address) Westmr

Signed and dated

  • December 1784
    Decr 1784

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pencil, shaded, (reeded detail) pricked for transfer on thick laid paper with five fold marks (587 x 485)


Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs, draughtsman
John Sanders (pupil 1784-90) with notes by Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
John Sanders (pupil 1784-90) with notes by Soane


P.du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, pp.13-16,18-19 (reproduces Note Book sketches); D.Stroud, Sir John Soane, architect, 2nd edition, 1996, p.124, plates 64-5; P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.170; N.Pevsner and B.Wilson, Norfolk 2: north-west and south, 2nd ed., 1999, pp.315-16



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