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Reference number

SM 40/1/18


[1] Working drawing, 1790


Elevation of Frontispiece, Elevation of Frontispiece / to a larger Scale and Cornice to the Frontispiece / full size with some rough pencil amendments by Soane


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot, 'to a larger scale' and full size


as above, Mr Crook and labelled: line of block / E (twice), Range, Sqr, A B B C D, A. The bottom of the Reeds to be 3" / under the cieling of the Shop // B.B. These pannels to be of equal / heights // C. The top of this Transum to be / 3" under the springing / D. The Center of this door to correspond / with the center of the present door and some dimensions given. Added in pencil by Soane, perhaps after a meeting with Mr Crooke: Qy (twice, of reeding), Qy net in frieze, Architrave to door / ---- --- --[illegible], Omit acanthus

Signed and dated

  • 10 July 1790
    Copy July 10th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, shaded, pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper, foxed (563 x 700)


Soane office hand



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