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Reference number

SM 45/1/33


[1] Presentation design, 1778


Floor plan and laid-out wall elevations/sections of a room with a coffered barrel vault ceiling with half-domes at each end. Ten detached Ionic columns outline a rectangular plan with a windowed apsidal end at the east end


bar scale of 1/4in to 1ft

Signed and dated

  • 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light green, light blue, pink washes, small pencil alterations, shaded within triple ruled and sepia wash border on laid paper (612 x 955)


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


C & I Honig


P. du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, p.116



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