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SM 14/3/7


[6] Presentation drawing


Front elevation corresponding to SM 14/3/1 and SM 14/3/2, showing a Corinthian colonnade between domed end ranges


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Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and coloured washes, including sepia, black and Payne's grey, within multiple-ruled black and grey wash border on wove paper (1088 x 621)


Soane office


The front elevation has a Corinthian colonnade between the three-bay end ranges. The first and ground floors are rusticated and surmounted by a heavy string course, with the plain second storey above. The end ranges are surmounted by drums capped by (lead) domes, with the drums faced with sculptural Royal coats of arms. A frieze with a Greek key ornament spans the width of the building beneath the first floor windows.



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