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  • image SM 73/3/54

Reference number

SM 73/3/54


[104] Working drawing for the basement vaults, 2 May 1791


Section of a barrel vault


to a scale


No 17, lintel over door, present new wall, spandrill, step, Yorkshire paving of landing, arch to support landing of / fine staircase, 11'10", present new wall, lintell

Signed and dated

  • 2 May 1791
    May 2d 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink wash on wove paper (550 x 335)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office



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