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SM 29/4D/3


[3] Variant design for the south front, 15 August 1789


Part-ground floor plan; elevation; and rough details of entablatures; (verso) details of cornice and base mouldings


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot; (verso) full size


Richard Willis Esqr, Window dressings are already sent, A, B, columns 9½ diameters, (pencil) floor 16.0 high and calculations and dimensions given in pen and pencil; (verso, Soane) Wall line, 6 inch, 2:10

Signed and dated

  • 15 August 1789
    Copy Augst 15th 89

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and pink and red washes on laid paper (504 x 643)


Soane office and Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office and Soane



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